New Vice-Chief of Navy
On April 2nd, Vice-Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh assumed the position of Vice-Chief of Naval Staff (VCNS) as part of a series of high-level changes in the Indian Navy. Vice Admiral Singh graduated from the National Defence Academy in Pune and joined the Indian Navy’s executive branch in 1986. Over his 37-year career, he has served on various types of ships and held many leadership roles, including Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (CSNCO), Flag Officer Commanding of the Western Fleet, Commandant Naval War College, and Controller Personnel Services. Prior to his current position as VCNS, he was Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations). In recognition of his distinguished service, he was awarded the Nao Sena Medal in 2009 and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2020.
As part of the recent high-level changes in the Indian Navy, Vice-Admiral Suraj Berry has assumed the position of Chief of Personnel (COP), while Vice-Admiral Atul Anand has taken over as Director-General Naval Operations (DGNO). Vice-Admiral Anand joined the Executive Branch of the Navy in 1988 and served as the Flag Officer Commanding of the Maharashtra and Karnataka Naval Areas before being promoted to a three-star officer and assuming the role of DGNO. Vice-Admiral Berry, who specializes in gunnery and missile warfare, was commissioned in 1987 and had previously served as Controller-Personnel Services at naval headquarters before taking up his new role as COP.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral R Hari Kumar;
- Indian Navy Founded: 26 January 1950;
- Indian Navy headquarters: New Delhi.
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