NEW DELHI: Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru today took charge as the Flag Officer Submarines as the Navy carried out senior level changes in its ranks.
Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh has been appointed as Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Fleet. He was the Flag Officer Naval Aviation and Flag Officer Goa Area. Rear Admiral S V Bokhare, who was the Flag Officer Submarines, has been made the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet. Rear Admiral Mahindru was commissioned on January 1, 1985, and has served 27 years in the Submarine Arm.
He has commanded a conventional submarine, frigate and a destroyer prior assuming Command of nuclear submarine Arihant, which is currently going through trials. Whilst serving ashore, the officer commanded the Navy's Submarine Training Establishment and been a Director at Naval Headquarters.
He is an alumnus of prestigious College of Naval Warfare and has also completed the Staff Course in the United Kingdom. In other appointments, Rear Admiral Hari Kumar has beenappointed as the Chief of Staff Headquarters at Western Naval Command.
Rear Admiral S N Ghoirmade as been appointed as Flag Officer commanding Maharashtra Area while Rear Admiral Nadkarni has been appointed as Flag Officer commanding Karwar. Rear Admiral M S Pawar has been appointed as Flag Officer Commanding Gujarat Naval Area, a newly created billet.