Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani, AVSM, VSM assumed charge as the Controller Warship Production and Acquisition on 21 December, 2020.
A graduate of the National Defence Academy (NDA) he was commissioned into the Electrical Branch of the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1985. The Admiral is a Post Graduate in Radar and Communication Engineering from IIT Delhi and a distinguished alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) and the National Defence College (NDC).
The Admiral has held number of appointments during his naval career spanning over three-and-a-half decades. The officer has served onboard the aircraft carrier INS Viraat in various capacities. He has tenanted important appointments in Naval Dockyards at Mumbai and Visakhapatnam and in the Staff, Personnel and Materiel Branches of Naval Headquarters. The Admiral also commanded the premier electrical training establishment of the Navy, INS Valsura.
As a Flag Officer, the Admiral has served as the Assistant Chief of Materiel (Modernisation) in Naval Headquarters, Chief Staff Officer (Technical), HQ WNC, the Admiral Superintendent of Naval Dockyard Mumbai, the Director General Naval Project at Mumbai and the Programme Director, HQ ATVP.