Vice Ad­mi­ral S.N. Ghor­made is Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Naval Op­er­a­tions


Vice Ad­mi­ral S.N. Ghor­made as­sumed the charge of Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Naval Op­er­a­tions on Oc­to­ber 21 — at the IHQ MoD (N). The Flag Of­fi­cer was com­mis­sioned into the In­dian Navy on Jan­uary 1, 1984. He is a grad­u­ate of Na­tional De­fence Academy (NDA), Khadak­wasla, Pune; United States Naval Staff Col­lege at Naval War Col­lege, Newport, Rhode Is­land; and the Naval War Col­lege, Mum­bai.

Dur­ing his ca­reer span­ning over 32 years, he has been through a myr­iad of op­er­a­tional and staff ap­point­ments. His op­er­a­tional ap­point­ments in­clude com­mands of the guided mis­sile frigate INS Brahma­pu­tra, sub­ma­rine res­cue ves­sel INS Nireek­shak and minesweeper INS Allepey and sec­ond in com­mand of guided mis­sile frigate INS Ganga. His im­por­tant staff ap­point­ments ashore in­clude Prin­ci­pal Di­rec­tor of Per­son­nel, Di­rec­tor Naval Plans and Joint Di­rec­tor Naval Plans at Naval Head­quar­ters (as sep­a­rate as­sign­ments), Di­rec­tor (Mil­i­tary Af­fairs) at the Min­istry of Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs, Lo­cal Work Up Team (West), In­struc­tor at Nav­i­ga­tion Di­rec­tion School and Na­tional De­fence Academy. Upon pro­mo­tion to the Flag Rank in 2012, the Flag Of­fi­cer has held the ap­point­ments of As­sis­tant Chief of Per­son­nel (Hu­man Re­sources De­vel­op­ment) and Flag Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing Kar­nataka Naval Area. Prior tak­ing over as DGNO he was the Flag Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing Ma­ha­rash­tra Naval Area.

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