Saturday, 15 October 2016


Mumbai: Asvina 23, 1938
        Saturday, 15 October 2016

        Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh handed over the Command of Western Fleet to Rear Admiral RB Pandit today.

Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh had assumed command of Western Fleet on 10 Oct 15. During his tenure, the Western Fleet was deployed for several operational deployments including numerous multinational exercises with friendly foreign navies. The Fleet also undertook overseas deployments to Colombo, Male, Persian Gulf, Western Indian Ocean littoral nations and East/ South Africa. The Fleet had also participated in the International Fleet Review off Visakhapatnam. Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh is slated take over the responsibility of Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command on promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral later in the month.

Rear Admiral RB Pandit was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Jul 1984. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, the College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai and the Royal College of Defence Studies, London, the Admiral is a specialist in Anti Submarine Warfare. The Admiral has held several key appointments in his naval career including Command of missile corvette INS Nirghat, frigate INS Vindhyagiri and the Landing Platform Dock INS Jalashwa. On promotion to Flag Rank the Admiral held coveted appointments of the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence) at Naval Headquarters and Chief of Staff Southern Naval Command, prior assuming Command of the Western Fleet.

Report by : Vivek, AIR Mumbai

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