Rear Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh has assumed charge as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Communication Space and Network Centric Operation) on promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral. The post was created in 2013 to accord focus to the Indian Navy’s drive towards networked operations and utilisation of space-based assets.
He is the second officer to hold the post and takes over from Rear Admiral Kishan K Pandey who has moved as the Flag Officer Fleet Review, in charge of planning for the forthcoming International Fleet Review at Visakhapatnam in February next year.
Singh, a third-generation armed forces officer, is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla. Commissioned on July 1 1986, the officer is a specialist in Navigation and Direction course, which he topped, in 1992. He also underwent the Advanced Command and Staff Course at UK, in 2000, where he was the Best Overseas Student amongst Army, Navy and Air-Force officers from 47 countries.
His sea command appointments include command of the ASW and UAV-control frigate INS Taragiri, where he was awarded the Nao Sena Medal for his high performance, and the multi-role frigate INS Trishul.
The Chief of the Naval Staff is the commander and the highest-ranking officer in the Indian Navy. Who was the first Indian officer of the navy to hold the rank of full Admiral?
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