New chief for Western Naval Command

April 30th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Apr 30 (ANI): Vice Admiral Sanjeev Bhasin on Thursday took over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command from Vice Admiral Jagjit Singh Bedi.

Bedi retired on Thursday after serving 40 years in the navy.

An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Vice Admiral Bhasin was commissioned into the executive branch of the Indian Navy in January 1972 and obtained expertise in navigation and aircraft direction.

He has served as the commanding officer of the INS Khukri, INS Mumbai and INS Ranjit.

As Rear Admiral, he worked as Chief of Staff of Western Naval Command and was Fleet Commander of the Eastern Fleet.

Before taking charge of the Western Naval Command, Bhasin was acting as Officer on Special Duty to the Chief of Naval Staff in Delhi. (ANI)

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