Rear Admiral SV Bhokare takes over as Eastern Fleet Commander

Rear Admiral SV Bhokare has took over as Eastern Fleet Commander. Bhokare was handed over the command by Rear Admiral A B Singh, Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Fleet. A B Singh will now move to Delhi to assume duties at HQ Strategic Forces Command.

About SV Bhokare
  • Bhokare is a specialist in Navigation and Aircraft Direction and a graduate of National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla and Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.
  • The Admiral has been awarded the Yudh Seva Medal and the Nao Sena Medal.
  • A submariner, Bhokare has commanded submarines Sindhughosh, Sindhudhwaj, Sindhushastra, Indian Naval Ship Beas and INS Vajrabahu.
  • He has also held various staff and operational appointments, including Command of Submarine Squadron as Commodore Commanding Submarines (West) and Chief Staff Officer (Operations) at Eastern Naval Command.
  • Prior taking over the Command of Eastern Fleet, he was serving as Flag Officer Submarines.
Eastern Fleet

The Eastern Fleet today comprises 30 warships, which include destroyers, stealth frigates, amphibious ships, anti- submarine warfare corvette, missile corvettes, offshore patrol vessels, missile boats and tankers.

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