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Rear Admiral B Dasgupta assumes command of Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet

Rear Admiral B Dasgupta assumes command of Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet

India Blooms News Service | 15 Oct 2016, 06:44 pm
New Delhi/Visakhapatnam, Oct 15 (IBNS): Rear Admiral B Dasgupta, YSM, VSM took over command of the sword arm of Indian Navy, the Eastern Fleet, from Rear Admiral SV Bhokare, YSM, NM on Friday at Naval Base, Visakhapatnam.

Rear Admiral B Dasgupta, a specialist in Navigation and Aircraft Direction, is a graduate of National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla and has undergone the Command and Staff Course at Dhaka, Bangladesh.

He is an alumni of Army War College, Mhow where he purused Higher Command course.

In addition, the Flag Officer holds a Masters’ Degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from the Madras University.

The Flag Officer has commanded INS Viraat, INS Tabar, INS Karmukh and INS Nishank.

He has also held various prestigious Staff and Operational appointments including Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet, NA to the Chief of the Naval Staff, Directing Staff at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and Commander Work-up at Indian Naval Work-up Team.

Prior taking over the command of Eastern Fleet, the Flag Officer was serving as Chief Staff Officer (Operations) of the Western Naval Command.

The Eastern Fleet consists of over 25 warships, which include Destroyers, Stealth Frigates, Amphibious Ships, Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette, Missile Corvettes, Offshore Patrol Vessels, Missile Boats and Tankers.

Rear Admiral SV Bhokare has taken over as the Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala, Kerala on promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral.


Image: SpokespersonNavy Twitter


 

Rear Admiral B Dasgupta assumes command of Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet

India Blooms News Service
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