Ad­mi­ral Ajit Ku­mar as­sumes charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff

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Vice Ad­mi­ral Ajit Ku­mar as­sumed charge as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff from Vice Ad­mi­ral Karam­bir Singh at a for­mal cer­e­mony held at South Block, New Delhi. Ad­mi­ral Ajit Ku­mar is a spe­cial­ist in Mis­siles & Gun­nery, hav­ing had ex­ten­sive op­er­a­tional tenures on­board front­line war­ships of the In­dian Navy and has had the dis­tinc­tion of hav­ing com­manded six seago­ing plat­forms which in­clude the guided mis­sile corvette Kul­ish (com­mis­sion­ing), the guided mis­sile frigate Tal­war, the guided mis­sile de­stroy­ers Mum­bai and Mysore. His im­por­tant shore/ staff as­sign­ments in­clude Di­rec­tor Mar­itime War­fare Cen­tre, Visakha­p­at­nam, Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer of INS Dronacharya, Kochi, Chief Staff Of­fi­cer (Op­er­a­tions) of the Western Naval Com­mand, Mum­bai. On pro­mo­tion to Vice Ad­mi­ral he was ap­pointed as Com­man­dant of the In­dian Naval Acad­emy, Ezhi­mala and there­after has com­pleted two joint ser­vice tenures as Prin­ci­pal Staff Of­fi­cer at Head­quar­ters In­te­grated De­fence Staff, ten­ant­ing the bil­lets of Deputy Chief of In­te­grated De­fence Staff (Op­er­a­tions) and Deputy Chief of In­te­grated De­fence Staff (Pol­icy Plan­ning & Force De­vel­op­ment).

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