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Vice Adm AB Singh, FOC-in-C (West) calls on Maharashtra Governor

by Raju Vernekar
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IT Correspondent
Mumbai, Dec 3:

Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, who took over as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command (WNC), on Wednesday, called-on Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan in South Mumbai on Thursday.
The C-in-C briefed the Governor on role and assets of the Indian Navy under WNC, and also Indian Navy’s operations to enhance overall maritime security. The Governor was also apprised of the specific maritime challenges in Coastal Security particularly off the Maharashtra coast and in general on the Western Seaboard.
The C-in-C also highlighted activities being conducted/ planned by the Indian Navy towards Navy Day 2021, “SwarnimVijayVarsh” (Golden jubilee of India’s victory in war against Pakistan in 1971) and “AzadiKaAmritMahotsav”(the 75 th year of India’s independence).
Prior to taking over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the WNC, Vice Admiral AB Singh served as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command. He is among the very few Commanders-in- Chief who have been bestowed with the unparalleled honour and unique distinction of heading both operational commands of the Indian Navy.
Commissioned into the Navy on July 01, 1983, Vice Admiral AB Singh is a specialist in Navigation and Direction. An alumnus of UP Sainik School, Lucknow and the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, he received his first Master’s degree from Madras University during the Staff Course at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington wherein he was also awarded the Scudder Medal. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Global Security from Cranfield University, United Kingdom in 2005.
Singh he has held several key operational, staff and training appointments in his naval career. He was the Navigating Officer of INS Kamorta (during Op Pawan) and destroyer INS Ranjit, besides being the Fleet Navigating Officer of the Western Fleet during Op Parakram. He has immense experience of serving at WNC in several appointments. All four of his operational commands have been of ships based at Mumbai – Indian Naval Ships Veer (missile vessel), Vindhyagiri (frigate), Trishul (guided missile frigate) and Viraat (aircraft carrier). He has also been an instructor at the National Defence Academy at Pune and the Navigation and Direction School at Kochi, and Directing Staff at Defence Services Staff College Wellington.

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