More changes in Navy`s top brass in pipeline
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Last Updated: Friday, August 07, 2009, 21:08
  
New Delhi: More changes in the Navy's top brass are in the pipeline, with Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta retiring this month end and the government already announcing 11 new appointments this week.

Apart from seven promotions to senior Navy officers, the government has appointed Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence) Vice Admiral P Chauhan as the new Chief of Staff at the Mumbai-based Western Naval Command.

Navy sources said Chauhan will take over the new assignment next month.

Rear Admiral Satish Soni, who is at present the Chief of Staff at the Eastern Naval Command, gets promoted as Vice Admiral.

The present Flag Officer Commanding of Western Fleet Rear Admiral S P S Cheema will take over as the new Chief of Personnel on being promoted as Vice Admiral next month.

Rear Admiral P K Chatterjee will, on promotion as Vice Admiral, take over as the new Inspector General of Nuclear Safety.

The present Flag Officer Commanding of Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral A G Thapliyal, will take over as the Commandant of Naval Academy.

Rear Admiral H C S Bisht, the Chief of Staff of the Kochi-based Southern Naval Command, will take over as the Flag Officer of Training at Kochi.

Commodore S Y Shrikhande, who is the Officer on Special Duty to Flag Officer Commanding of Eastern Fleet, will move to the Naval Headquarters as the new ACNS (FCI) on being promoted as Rear Admiral.

Comde S S Jamwal, Naval Attache at Moscow, will return to India and join as the new Chief of Staff at the Southern Naval Command on promotion as Rear Admiral.

Other promotions include Comde K B Singh and Comde P Ajit Kumar, who will pick up the rank of Rear Admiral. They would be posted as the new OSD to FOC-in-C of Western Naval Command and Assistant Chief of Personnel (HRD) in the Naval Headquarters respectively.

Bureau Report


First Published: Friday, August 07, 2009, 21:08


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