Commissioned in the Indian Navy in 1983, Vice Admiral S.R. Sarma had served as an electrical officer of guided missile destroyer INS Mysore
Vice Admiral S.R. Sarma has taken over as Controller Warship Production and Acquisition from Vice Admiral Ajay Kumar Saxena on 30 November 2019, Indian Navy said in a statement.
Commissioned in the Indian Navy on 31 March 1983, Vice Admiral S.R. Sarma, an electrical engineer, had served as an electrical officer of guided missile destroyer INS Mysore. As a Flag Officer, he has held appointments as Assistant Chief of Materiel (Information Technology & Systems) at Naval headquarters, Admiral Superintendent Dockyard at Visakhapatnam, Chief Staff Officer (Tech) at Eastern Naval Command, Director General Naval Projects at Visakhapatnam and Principal Director Advanced Technology Vessel Project at Delhi.
As CWP&A, he is the controller of acquisition of all ships and submarines under production at shipyards, both Indian and foreign. He heads the design directorates of the navy responsible for designing ships and submarines and also the steering directorates project ships and submarines under construction.
Vice Admiral A.K. Saxena retired on the same day after putting in a distinguished service of more than 38 years, with a tenure of 13 months as CWP&A from 1 November 2018.