Sailors in Indian Navy

Career Prospects

After selecting the candidates by written test and physical test, sailors go through Nine weeks Basic Training at INS Chilka followed by 08 weeks sea training. The beginning of engagement of sailor with the Indian Navy is subject to successful completion of training. The period of the initial engagement of the sailor is for 15 years subject to successful completion of training. However, engagement (i.e. service) period is extendable with maximum limit being until the attainment of 57 yrs of age, which, in turn, depends on the rank attained and satisfactory performance by the sailor while in the service. The sailors in Indian Navy are also provided with the pre-release training, which keeps them in good stead professionally after they are released from the Navy.