Vice Admiral AB Singh is New Chief Of Staff at Western Naval Command

An alumnus of National Defence Academy,  the Vice Admiral was commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1983.

Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh took over as Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command from Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh on January 15. He was the Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Strategic Forces Command prior to his current appointment. An alumnus of National Defence Academy,  the Vice Admiral was commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1983.

He is a specialist in navigation and aircraft direction and his important specialist appointments include Navigating Officer of INS Kamorta (during Operation Pawan), and the destroyer INS Ranjit, besides being the Fleet Navigating Officer of Western Fleet during Operation Prakaram.



The Flag Officer has commanded IN ships Veer (Missile Vessel), Vindhyagiri (Frigate), Trishul (Guided Missile Frigate) and Viraat (Aircraft Carrier). He has also been an instructor at NDA, Khadakwasla, Navigation and Direction School, Kochi and Directing Staff at DSSC Wellington.

The Flag Officer was awarded with Vishisht Seva Medal in 2011 and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2016 for his exemplary service to the nation.

 

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