Indian Naval Annual Musketry Championship (INAMC) is a one of its kind of event conducted in the Indian Navy. This year, the championship was conducted from 07 – 09 Nov 17. One team each from Western, Eastern and Southern Naval Commands, consisting of total 27 shooters, took part in the championship. The championship is conducted every year at INS Shivaji due to its unique facility of a 600 metre Classification Range. The Intra-Navy Championship was flagged off by Commodore KP Arvindan, VSM, the Commanding Officer & Station Commander, INS Shivaji, Lonavala on 07 Nov 17 at a brief ceremony conducted on the range.
A total of five matches with different weapons (i.e. Rifle, LMG, Carbine, and Pistol) were conducted. The matches were conducted from different distances and firing positions with an aim to evaluate the competence of the firer in various positions and judge their speed and accuracy. Out of five matches, three were conducted in run and fire mode to simulate combat and two matches were conducted from a fixed distance of 25 m to assess accuracy.
The event culminated in a camp fire where Commodore Arvindan congratulated all participants on the smooth and safe conduct of the event and also awarded Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and cash prizes to individuals who had excelled. Thereafter, teams standing first in individual matches were also awarded trophies. WNC emerged overall Champions and was awarded the INAMC -17 Trophy and Banner.