Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar, AVSM, VSM assumed the appointment of Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee. Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar was commissioned into the Indian Navy on January 1, 1983, and specialized as a Gunnery Officer in 1989. Flag Officer has commanded Coast Guard Ship, Missile Boat, Corvette, Destroyer and Aircraft Carrier. His Flag appointments include Commandant of Naval War College at Goa, Flag Officer Sea Training, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, Chief of Staff at Western Naval Command, Controller Personnel Services and Chief of Personnel at NHQ.
Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh, AVSM, NM, took over as Chief of Personnel from Vice Admiral R. Hair Kumar AVSM, VSM on December 2, 2019. Commissioned on July 1, 1983, Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh is a qualified flying instructor with Master Green Instrument Rating. As a Flag Officer he has held appointments as Assistant Controller Carrier Project and Assistant Controller Warship Production and Acquisition at IHQ MoD(N), Flag Officer Goa Area/Flag Officer Naval Aviation at Goa, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet at Mumbai, Chief of Staff at Headquarters Western Naval Command at Mumbai and Director General Project Seabird at IHQ MoD(N).
Vice Admiral S.R. Sarma, AVSM, VSM, takes over as Controller Warship Production and Acquisition on November 30, 2019. Commissioned in the Indian Navy on March 31, 1983, Vice Admiral S.R. Sarma an electrical engineer, had served as an electrical officer of guided missile destroyer INS Mysore. As a Flag Officer, he has held appointments as Assistant Chief of Materiel (Information Technology & Systems) at Naval headquarters, Admiral Superintendent Dockyard at Visakhapatnam, Chief Staff Officer (Tech) at Eastern Naval Command, Director General Naval Projects at Visakhapatnam and Principal Director Advanced Technology Vessel Project at Delhi.
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