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What Are Navy Observers?

What Are Navy Observers: This blog is dedicated to all defence aspirants who wish to be a part of the prestigious Indian Navy and serve the nation by securing the water boundaries. There’s a special role added for Navy personnel which plays a vital in maritime warfare operations. We are going to talk about “Navy Observers” and will cover different aspects related to them such as- Job Role, Training Process, Educational Qualification, Eligibility.  Do read it fully to understand in depth.

Navy Observers – Job Role

Navy Aviators are part of the Navy Air Arm which is the aviation branch of Indian Navy and fulfil the roles of Navy Pilots, Observers and  Technical Officers.

Navy Observer is a naval executive officer who acts as airborne coordinators of maritime warfare in Indian Navy. They operate the state of equipment like sonics, radars, sonars and communication equipment. They also fly the helicopter, multi-role aircraft.

Observers can specialize in courses like Communications, Anti-Submarine Warfare. The entire process of prosecuting a target, locating, gathering, analyzing and designating remains domain of Naval Observer.

Navy Observer Training Process 

Navy Observers undergo complete 22 weeks of Naval Orientation course at the INA, Ezhimala. It is followed by training at Observer School, Kochin. Upon the completion of training, candidates will be awarded ‘Observer Wings.’

Later in the career, officers are nominated for in-service specialisation courses including Qualified Navigation Instructor Course.

Navy Observer Qualification 

A candidate should BE/B.Tech in any discipline from AICTE recognized institute/university with minimum 60% marks. The candidates must have 60% aggregate marks in class X & XII and minimum 60% marks in English in class X or XII.

Navy Observers Eligibility 

Both male and females are eligible to become Navy Observer. It is noteworthy that till 1992 women were inducted only in medical service but post-1992 over the years have been inducted in various branches of Navy. Sub Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi and Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh have become the first two female naval officers to become Navy Observers in Indian Navy.

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