Vice Admiral AN Pramod assumed charge as the Director General of Naval Operations (DGNO) on January 15, 2024. An alumnus of the 38th Integrated Cadet Course at the Naval Academy, Goa, he was commissioned into the Indian Navy on July 1, 1990. The Flag Officer is a CAT ‘A’ Sea King Air Operations Officer and a Communication & Electronics Warfare Specialist. He completed the Staff Course at DSSC Wellington (Nilgiris) and the Naval Higher Command Course at NWC, Goa.


His notable afloat appointments include Fleet Operations Officer, Western Fleet, Command of IN ships Abhay, Shardul, and Satpura, Executive Officer Rajput, SCO Sujata, and GO II Kirpan. He commanded the Naval Air Station, Utkrosh at Port Blair, and also served as the Directing Staff at DSSC, Wellington. Additionally, he held key staff appointments such as Joint Director, Naval Air Staff & Joint Director, Director, and the Principal Director of Aircraft Acquisition. He was a member of the Indian Strategic & Operational Council (INSOC) and Tactical Audit Group (TAG) from 2016-19 and 2006-09, respectively.


The Flag Officer has also served in the capacities of Deputy Commandant, INA, ACNS (Air) at Naval Headquarters, and Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area. Vice Admiral AN Pramod is married to Mrs. Ambili Pramod, and they have two children, Chitranjali and Siddhanta.



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