Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi takes over as Vice Chief of Naval Staff

New Delhi Jan 4 (UNI) Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi on Thursday assumed office as the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff here.

According to an official statement, prior to taking over as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Tripathi served as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command.

An alumnus of Sainik School Rewa and National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, he was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 1 July, 1985. A Communication and Electronic Warfare specialist, he served on frontline warships of the Navy as Signal Communication Officer and Electronic Warfare Officer, and later as the Executive Officer and Principal Warfare Officer of Guided Missile Destroyer INS Mumbai.

He commanded Indian Naval Ships Vinash, Kirch and Trishul and also held various important operational and staff appointments which include Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet at Mumbai, Director of Naval Operations, Principal Director Network Centric Operations and Principal Director Naval Plans at New Delhi.

After being appointed to the rank of Vice Admiral in Jun 2019, he was appointed as Commandant of the prestigious Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala, Kerala.

Vice Admiral Tripathi is a recipient of Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Nausena Medal for devotion to duty.

He is also a keen sportsman and avidly follows tennis, badminton, and cricket. The Flag Officer is a keen student of international relations, military history and art & science of leadership, the statement added.

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