Rear Admiral Atul Anand assumes charge as Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area

 Rear Admiral Atul Anand assumes charge as Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area
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Karwar, Dec 20, 2021: Rear Admiral Atul Anand assumed duties of Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area today.

He took charge from Rear Admiral Mahesh Singh.

The Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area is responsible to the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command for the operations and administration of all establishments/ units at Karwar including Ships and Submarines based at Karwar Naval Base.

Rear Admiral Atul Anand, a Vishisht Seva Medal recipient was commissioned on Jan 1, 1988, in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy.

He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, the Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, Bangladesh, and the National Defence College, New Delhi. He has also attended the prestigious Advance Security Cooperation Course at the Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Hawaii, and the USA.

His educational qualifications include an M Phil, M.Sc (Defence and Strategic Studies), Masters in Defence Studies, and a B.Sc degree. A recipient of the Vishisht Seva Medal, the Admiral has held several key command appointments in his naval career including the command of Torpedo Recovery Vessel IN TRV A72, Missile Boat INS Chatak, Corvette INS Khukri, and the Destroyer INS Mumbai.

He has also served as the Navigating Officer of IN Ships Sharda, Ranvijay, and Jyoti. In addition, he was the Direction Officer of the Sea Harrier Squadron INAS 300 and Executive Officer of the destroyer INS Delhi. His important staff appointments include Joint Director Staff Requirements, Directing Staff at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Director Naval Operations, and Director Naval Intelligence (Ops).

He has also served as the Principal Director of Naval Operations and the Principal Director Strategy, Concepts, and Transformation at Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy).

As a Flag Officer, he has served as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence) at IHQ MOD (N) and Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor at the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla. Thereafter, he was appointed as Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area on Feb 22, 2021, prior to taking up his present assignment.

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