An impressive Passing Out Parade of Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission Aeronautical Engineering Course was held at the Air Force Technical College, Jalahalli in Bengaluru. The Parade marked the culmination of 74 weeks of rigorous ab-initio training in Aeronautical Engineering, Military Leadership, Managerial Skills and Ethos of an air warrior. The course comprised of 40 officers including 6 women officers and 10 Foreign Officers.
Air Marshal Hemant Sharma, Air Officer Commanding- in- Chief, Maintenance Command reviewed the Graduation Parade.
The Air Marshal, in his address, greeted all the Air Warriors and Civilian staff of Air Force Technical College, retired fraternity, graduating officers and their families. He emphasized that engineers of Indian Air Force play a vital role in ensuring availability of aircraft and other weapon systems in both peace and in the face of hostilities. The Reviewing officer emphasised the importance of Aerospace safety in ensuing the preservation and availability of Indian Air Force assets. He called upon the young officers to keep on upgrading their knowledge and skills as per ever changing technological environment, lead from the front, build strong teams, exhibit highest degree of professionalism and maintain impeccable integrity with unwavering commitment towards the service and the nation.
He awarded trophies and medallions to the officers who excelled in the course. The prestigious 'President's Plaque' for the Best All Round Officer was awarded to Flying Officer Chandrabose N and the 'Vice President's Sword' for the Second Best all round officer was awarded to Flying Officer Kunal Varma.
The Chief of Air Staff Medals for standing first in order of merit in Electronics and Mechanical Streams were awarded to Flying Officer Chandrabose N and Flying Officer Kunal Varma respectively.
- Wg Cdr Samir S Gangakhedkar and Guruprasad HL