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Second Course of INS Vikramaditya Crew Completed Training at Sevmash

Second Course of INS Vikramaditya Crew Completed Training at Sevmash 30.03.2012
Text: World Arms Trade Analytic Center
Photo: sevmash.ru
The last group of the second course (7-th group, engineering department staff) received diplomas on March 28.

According to the ship's repair and modernization contract, Russia must train Indian mariners who are to serve on the carrier.

As was reported by press service of JSC Sevmash, first 152-men course trained in Russia since March 14 till Nov 4, 2011. Second course (112 men) started training on Sept 1, 2011. Indian servicemen had been studying theory for 4 months in the Kuznetsov Naval Academy (St. Petersburg) and arrived in Severodvinsk on Jan 1, 2012.

Among attendants of the graduation ceremony were chief of observation group Mr. Shrinivas, head of Sevmash training center Viktor Pustovalov, director of production training group Nikolai Zhirkov, and top specialist of state-led corporation Rostehnologii Stanislav Klimanov. All of them wished Indian sailors safe return home and reminded they would visit Russia again to pass shipboard practice.

Trainees of the 3-rd and the largest (405 men) course are preparing to study theory. They will arrive in St. Petersburg late in April, reports Sevmash's press service.

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