They guard the Indian waters and lead a life that you might envy
WHAT YOU DO
An Indian Navy officer works and fights on sea. He plays a vital part in the complex system that manages a warship and also uses the ship as an instrument of tactical warfare. An officer is trained in specializations like anti-submarine warfare, navigation, diving etc.
YOUR TIME TABLE
6 am: Physical training
6.30 am: Preparation and briefing
8.30 am: Tactical exercises, weapon firings and drills, seamanship evolution, flying and drills, seamanship evolutions, flying operations, and a 30-minute tea break
12.30 pm: Lunch
1.30 pm: Tactical exercises
6.30 pm: Dinner
7 pm: Night rounds
YOUR PAY CHEQUE
After the Sixth Pay commission, a sub-lieutenant’s pay band is now Rs 15,600-Rs 39,100 per month. It goes up to Rs 37,400-Rs 67,000 per month for the rank of commander and above. At the helm of a ship, the salary is Rs 80,000 per month. You get allowances and perks
Ability to withstand mental/physical stress
Leadership qualities and clarity of thought
A fighting spirit and firm determination
An undying passion for the sea and ships
Primarily, there are two entry points – the NDA (for 10+2) and the CDS Examination (for graduates ), in total, there are around 27 gateways and for all these, you must have finished at least 10+2 with physics and maths. For more details, log on to www.nausena-bharti.nic.in or call 011-2301015.
Officers who come through the NDA join the Naval Academy after graduation. Others join the academy directly. The newly opened Naval Academy in Ezhimala, Kerala, is equipped to run engineering programmes and all cadets will get a B.Tech degree from now on.
For details, visit www.nausena-bharti.nic.in
WHAT’S GOOD & BAD
You can fly a plane and navigate a ship or work on submarines.
The money is good and you are also entitled to various allowances.
You may have to wait for a few years for accommodation every time you get a new posting.
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