Lieutenant Commander Akshay Kumar was awarded the Vice Admiral G.M. Hiranandani Memorial Rolling Trophy for the year 2020. He commissioned in Anti-Submarine Warfare School of the Southern Naval Command in Kochi. The award ceremony was held at the Maritime Warfare Centre, Kochi, Kerala.
- Book prizes were awarded by the Commander-in-chief to commissioned naval officer Anshu Bhau for standing second and to commissioned naval officer Kuldeep Tyagi for the third position.
- Lieutenant Commander Mohit Kumar was also commended for performing exceeding well within the oral board like a Viva.
- On the Occasion, A.K. Chawla also emphasised the role of specialist officers stumped & the necessity for officers to be excellent professionals.
History of Vice-Admiral G.M. Hiranandani Memorial Rolling Trophy:
This trophy was instituted in 2013 for the officer performing best in tactics during the year-long warfare specialisation course. The trophy was instituted within the memory of the late flag officer GM Hiranandani, who was the commissioned naval officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command from 1985 to 1987 and retired as Vice Chief of Naval Staff in 1989.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chief of the Naval Staff (CNC): Admiral Karambir Singh.