Cdr Vasudev Puranik, IN (Retd) assumed the charge of Director (Corporate Planning & Personnel) in Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) on June 9, 2022. Prior to this appointment, he was the Project Superintendent of the prestigious P-75 Scorpene submarine construction programme at MDL as Executive Director.
He joined the submarine division of the company as Deputy General Manager (DGM) in June 2010. An alumnus of Naval College of Engineering INS Shivaji, Lonavla he holds a B.Tech (Mechanical) degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) and has also completed Master’s in Engineering from Pune University.
Prior to joining MDL, he served in the Indian Navy for over 22 years. His afloat assignments include tenures onboard INS Rana, INS Nishank, and INS Mysore and ashore appointments include, Directorate of Naval Design, New Delhi Gas Turbine Overhaul Centre, Visakhapatnam, Directorate of Ship Production, New Delhi, and Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.
He has received commendations from the Flag Officer Commanding Officer in Chief, Western Naval Command.