FLAG AP­POINT­MENTS

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VICe AD­MI­RAl AjeNDRA BA­HADUR SINGH, took over as chief of staff, Western Naval com­mand on Jan­uary 15, 2018. Vice Ad­mi­ral AB singh was the Deputy com­man­derin-chief, strate­gic Forces com­mand prior to his cur­rent ap­point­ment. He was com­mis­sioned into the in­dian Navy on July 1, 1983. He is a spe­cial­ist in Nav­i­ga­tion and Air­craft Di­rec­tion. He has com­manded iNs Veer (Mis­sile Ves­sel), Vind­hya­giri (Frigate), tr­ishul (Guided Mis­sile Frigate) and Vi­raat (Air­craft car­rier). Pro­moted to Flag rank in 2012, he has since ten­anted key ap­point­ments like, As­sis­tant chief of Naval staff (Pol­icy and Plans) at Naval Head­quar­ters and Flag Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing Eastern Fleet. ReAR AD­MI­RAl MUkUl ASTHANA has been ap­pointed as the As­sis­tant chief of Naval staff (Air) at Naval HQs. He was com­mis­sioned in 1986 in the Ex­ec­u­tive Branch of the in­dian Navy. An ex­pe­ri­enced pilot, he has flown four types of air­craft and held op­er­a­tional and su­per­vi­sory as­sign­ments in in­dian Naval Air squadrons 551, 550 and 310, the iW squadron. ReAR AD­MI­RAl SHISHIR C. VeRMA has taken over as the As­sis­tant chief of Naval staff (spe­cial sub­ma­rine Projects) at Naval HQs. He was com­mis­sioned into the in­dian Navy on July 1, 1987, and has done spe­cial­ist tenures on Fox­trot and Kilo class sub­marines. His staff as­sign­ments in­clude Of­fi­cer-in-Charge Sub­ma­rine school, Di­rec­tor of sub­ma­rine Oper­a­tions, Prin­ci­pal Di­rec­tor sub­ma­rine Op­er­a­tion and Prin­ci­pal Di­rec­tor Nu­clear Ac­qui­si­tion. ReAR AD­MI­RAl ATUl ANAND has been ap­pointed as the As­sis­tant chief of Naval staff Ð For­eign co­op­er­a­tion and in­tel­li­gence {AcNs (Fci)} at Naval HQs. He was com­mis­sioned in 1988, is a spe­cial­ist in Nav­i­ga­tion and Di­rec­tion. His naval ca­reer in­clude the com­mand of corvette iNs Khukri and the De­stroyer iNs Mum­bai. ReAR AD­MI­RAl D.S. GU­jRAl has taken over as As­sis­tant chief of Naval staff (com­mu­ni­ca­tions space and Net-cen­tric Oper­a­tions) at Naval HQs. He was com­mis­sioned on Jan­uary 1, 1987. A Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Elec­tron­ics War­fare spe­cial­ist, his afloat ap­point­ments in­clude the com­mand of iNs Nis­hank, iNs Kar­muk and iNs tr­ishul. ReAR AD­MI­RAl R. SwAMI­NATHAN, has taken over as As­sis­tant chief of Ma­teriel (Mod­erni­sa­tion) Naval HQs. Com­mis­sioned in 1987, the Ad­mi­ral is a post grad­u­ate from iit Kharag­pur. He was also in­volved in the ac­qui­si­tion of Air­craft car­rier Vikra­ma­ditya, as War­ship Pro­duc­tion su­per­in­ten­dent in rus­sia and as Prin­ci­pal Di­rec­tor Air­craft car­rier Projects in Delhi. ReAR AD­MI­RAl SAN­jAy VATSAyAN, has taken over as the As­sis­tant chief of Naval staff (Pol­icy & Plans) at Naval HQs. He was com­mis­sioned into the in­dian Navy on Jan­uary 1, 1988, and has spe­cialised in Gun­nery and Mis­sile sys­tems. He has com­manded Mis­sile ves­sels iNs Vib­huti and iNs Nashak, mis­sile corvette iNs Kuthar and Guided Mis­sile Frigate iNs sahyadri (com­mis­sion­ing crew). ReAR AD­MI­RAl PHIlI­PoSe G. PyNUMooTIl has taken over as Flag Of­fi­cer Naval Avi­a­tion (FONA). He was com­mis­sioned in the in­dian Navy on Jan­uary 1, 1986. A he­li­copter pilot, qual­i­fied on the Sea King 42 B/c and Alou­ette, he has com­manded iNAs 330, the car­rier borne AsW sea King squadron and was the com­mis­sion­ing Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer of the Naval Air sta­tion, iNs shikra. ReAR AD­MI­RAl SAN­jAy jASjIT SINGH, has been ap­pointed as the Flag Of­fi­cer Sea Train­ing, at Kochi. He was com­mis­sioned in 1986 and spe­cialised in Nav­i­ga­tion and Di­rec­tion. His sea com­mand ap­point­ments in­clude com­mand of the AsW and uAV-con­trol Frigate iNs tara­giri and the multi-role Frigate iNs tr­ishul. His staff ap­point­ments in­clude in­dian Naval At­tachŽ at iran, and the Joint Di­rec­tor of Per­son­nel and Prin­ci­pal Di­rec­tor of Naval Oper­a­tions. ReAR AD­MI­RAl MD SUReSH has taken over as As­sis­tant chief of in­te­grated De­fence staff in Head­quar­ters in­te­grated De­fence staff (HQ iDs). in his ear­lier ap­point­ments, he was se­lected to com­mis­sion the in­dian NavyÕs first stealth frigate iNs tal­war, as the Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, in st Peters­burg, rus­sia. He was also the com­mis­sion­ing com­mand­ing of­fi­cer of the in­dian NavyÕs first in­dige­nous stealth frigate iNs shiv­a­lik.

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