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VAdm Sanjay J Singh takes over as FOC-in-C, Western Naval Command

VAdm Sanjay J Singh

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VAdm Sanjay J Singh takes over as FOC-in-C, Western Naval Command

VAdm Sanjay J Singh takes over as FOC-in-C: Vice Admiral Sanjay J Singh, AVSM, NM took over as the Flag Officer Commanding–in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Western Naval Command (WNC) from Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM at an impressive Ceremonial Parade held at INS Shikra.

Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi will take over as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff at Naval Headquarters, New Delhi.

About VAdm Sanjay J Singh

Prior to taking over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the WNC, VAdm Sanjay J Singh served as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff at Naval Headquarters, New Delhi.

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Vice Admiral Sanjay J Singh is a graduate of the National Defence Academy, Pune, and was commissioned in 1986 in the Executive Branch of the India Navy.

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In his career spanning 37 years, he has served on most class of ships of the Indian Navy and has held a range of command, training, and staff appointments, including Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Communications, Space and Network-Centric Operations (CSNCO)), Flag Officer Sea Training, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, Commandant Naval War College, and Controller Personnel Services and Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations).

Vice Admiral Sanjay J Singh: Educational Life

Vice Admiral Sanjay Singh holds MSc and MPhil in Defence and Strategic Studies from Madras University, MA in Defence Studies from Kings College, London, and MA (History), MPhil (Pol) and PhD (Arts) from Mumbai University.

Awards & Honors

In recognition of his distinguished service, Flag Officer Vice Admiral Sanjay Singh was awarded the Nau Sena Medal in 2009, and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2020. 

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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