Vice Admiral Gurcharan Singh assumed the office from Vice Admiral Ajay Kocchar




Vice-Admiral Gurcharan Singh took charge as Commandant of the National Defence Academy (NDA) from Vice-Admiral Ajay Kochhar on Saturday. The NDA alumnus was commissioned into the Indian Navy on July 1, 1990.
A specialist in gunnery and missiles, the flag officer has held several appointments, both afloat and ashore, including serving onboard Indian naval ships Ranjit and Prahar.
According to the Press Information Bureau release, Vice-Admiral Singh holds the distinction of being part of the commissioning crew of three Indian constructed warships — INS Brahmaputra (as gunnery officer), INS Shivalik (as executive officer) and INS Kochi (as commanding officer). He has also commanded INS Vidyut and INS Khukri.

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