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Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM assumes charge as Commandant Indian Naval Academy

June 12, 2019 Photo(s): By PRO(Navy)
Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM, Commandant, Indian Naval Academy

Vice Admiral RB Pandit, AVSM handed over charge as the Commandant, Indian Naval Academy (INA) to Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM after a successful tenure of over 15 months, today, Wednesday, 12 June 2019.

Vice Admiral RB Pandit took over as the Commandant of Indian Naval Academy on 19th February 2018. During his tenure, the Academy saw marked transformation in infrastructure and training facilities at INA. Under the Flag Officer’s leadership, INA won many laurels, including Bakhshi Cup 2019, held between all six major military Academies. Vice Admiral RB Pandit was accorded a warm send off, with the traditional ‘Pulling Out’ ceremony.

Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, who has taken over as the Commandant of Indian Naval Academy on promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasala, Defence Services Staff College Wellington and US Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. The Flag Officer is a specialist in Communication and Electronic Warfare and has commanded IN Ships Vinash, Kirch and Trishul. His important Staff appointments include Director Naval Operations, Principal Director Network Centric Operation, Principal Director Naval Plans and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy and Plans).

Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi has also commanded the Eastern Fleet from 15 January 2018 to 30 March 2019. He was Additional Director General, Project Seabird, prior being appointed as the seventh Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy.

Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM (Right) taking over charge as Commandant, INA from his predecessor Vice Admiral RB Pandit, AVSM.
Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM, Commandant INA, inspecting the Guard of Honour
Vice Admiral RB Pandit, AVSM, being accorded a warm send off with the traditional “Pulling Out” ceremony on June 12, 2019 at INA.