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Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar takes over Command of Eastern Fleet

Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar takes over Command of Eastern Fleet

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Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar takes over Command of Eastern Fleet

Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar, took over command of the Eastern Fleet, the Sword Arm of the Eastern Naval Command, from Rear Admiral Gurcharan Singh.

About Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar 

RAdm Rajesh Dhankhar was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 July 1990 and is a specialist in Navigation & Direction. The Flag Officer is an alumnus of the prestigious Naval Academy, Defence Services Staff College, and has done his Higher Command Course in Japan.

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During his illustrious career spanning 33 years, the Flag Officer has tenanted specialist appointments onboard warships Pondicherry, Godavari, Kora and Mysore.

Rear Admiral Dhankhar  has also done instructional tenures in the erstwhile Project 15 Training Team, Navigation & Direction School and at Officer's Cadet School, Singapore. His command appointments include Executive Officer onboard INS Delhi, and as Commanding Officer onboard INS Gharial, Mumbai and Vikramaditya.

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His notable staff and operational appointments include those as Joint Director and Director at Directorate of Naval Plans, Principal Director/ Cmde(Pers) at the Directorate of Personnel.

In Flag rank, Rajesh Dhankhar has tenanted the duties of Chief Staff Officer (Training), Flag Officer Sea Training and Commandant, Naval War College. The officer also tenanted additional duties of Chairman Carrier Acceptance Trials Team to oversee the acceptance trials of INS Vikrant.

Awards & Honors

Flag Officer RAdm Rajesh Dhankhar is a recipient of the Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry) in 2015 for Non Combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO) of Indian nationals from Aden and Al-Hodeida, Yemen. 

Static Current Affairs related to Indian Navy for upcoming exams

  • Formation: 26 January 1950 (as current service); 5 September 1612 (as East India Company's Marine)
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Navy Day: 4 December
  • Commander-in-Chief: President Droupadi Murmu
  • Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): General Anil Chauhan
  • Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS): Admiral R. Hari Kumar
  • Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS)Vice Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh
  • Notable Commanders: Admiral S. M. Nanda, Admiral Sourendra Nath Kohli and Admiral Ram Dass Katari 

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