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