455 Indian Navy Trainees Graduate From INS Chilka

 A total of 455 new trainees of the Indian Navy and Coast Guard graduated from Indian Navy Ship Chilka on Friday at a ceremony marking the successful culmination of 12 weeks of ab-initio sailors’ training at the INS.
Meritorious trainees were awarded medals and trophies by Vice Admiral AK Chawla, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command, a statement said. He congratulated the trainees for their turn out, drills and movements, and exhorted them to develop the highest degree of professionalism, knowledge, and competence in their respective careers.

Alwin K R, Matric Recruit (MR) from Indian Navy, and Akshay Kumar, Navik (Domestic Branch) from Coast Guard have been adjudged the best trainees in their respective categories. The parade was reviewed by Vice Admiral AK Chawla, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command. The Admiral earlier witnessed the ‘Valedictory Function’ and released a bilingual e-magazine ‘Ankur’ along with Sapana Chawla, President NWWA Southern Region. 


ndian Naval Ship (INS) Chilka is the premier basic training establishment for sailors of the Indian Navy and serves to impart ab-initio training to recruits by a comprehensive training regimen. The training at INS Chilka has evolved over the years and has been continuously restructured thereafter to meet the challenges of a technologically equipped Navy. Towards this, the concept of training the mind, body and soul to obtain a ‘Sea Warrior’ with the right attitude has been adopted.


INS Chilka is located in the coastal state of Odisha within the scenic surroundings in the vicinity of Chilka Lake.


  • RAILThe Howrah – Chennai route of South Eastern Railway touches Chilka. Chilka is a small station where only passenger trains halt. Balugaon is the nearest station located nine kms from INS Chilka. Khurda Road and Berhampur are major railway stations on either side of Chilka where all trains halt.
  • ROADINS Chilka is approximately 100 km from Bhubaneshwar and 68km from Berhampur by road.
  • AIRThe nearest airport is at Bhubaneshwar which is linked with airports at Delhi,Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Chennai by regular flights.


Kartik Sud

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