Rear Admiral Rajaram Swaminathan NM has taken over duties of Assistant Chief of Materiel (Mordernisation). A post graduate from IIT Kharagpur, the Admiral was commissioned in 1987.
The Rear Admiral has previously worked on board the Aircraft Carrier, INS Viraat, for more than 9 years in various capacities. 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.
Rajaram Swaminathan has also held other assignments including Fleet Engineer Officer (Western Fleet), Director of Personnel and General Manager (Refit) Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. The officer was Principal Director Ship Production before assuming the appointment of ACOM (Modernisation) on promotion to Flag Rank.