The spic-and-span verandahs of eye-catching buildings at the Indian Naval Academy (INA) in Ezhimala were filled with the gentle flow of cool breeze from the nearby Ettikulum beach. At a distance, one could see the Laser-class sail-boats of INA on their practice missions ahead of the Admiral’s Cup.
The INA was abuzz with activities in the run up to the Navy Day (December 4) celebrations. The cadets who earned their stripes during the just-concluded Passing out Parade were seen taking their proud parents on a tour to various facilities.
Seated inside one of the hi-tech briefing rooms were four women in their whites. It was evident from their faces that they were ‘briefed’ by officials in advance on the ‘possible’ mode of the interview with OneIndia. Hence, the first task was to break the ice. The interview started on a casual conversation mode.
The ‘fearless foursome’ joined the INA through the graduate entry route after clearing the Services Selection Board (SSB) requirements. At the INA, they all underwent a six-month intense course, before setting out on their dream postings.
(In conversation with: Sub-Lieutenant Anuradha Khassa, Assistant Commandant Shipla Malik, Assistant Commandant Ipshita Gupta and Assistant Commandant Devyani Saraf. Full report on OneIndia: http://bit.ly/1rUuvbV)