New Delhi: Rear Admiral Puruvir Das, NM, took over the reins of the Gujarat, Daman and Diu Naval Area from Rear Admiral Sanjay Roye, Vishisht Seva Medal awardee, as its fourth Flag Officer Commanding at a ceremonial parade held at Headquarters Gujarat, Daman and Diu Naval Area yesterday, 10 February.
In a career spanning 30 years, the Rear Admiral, an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA) has held numerous specialist, staff and operational appointments; both afloat and ashore. The Officer has commanded Indian Naval ships Kozhikode, Kora, Shivalik and the aircraft carrier Vikramaditya.
The Ministry of Defence stated in a Press communication today that the Navy gives very high priority to the frontline state of Gujarat due to its strategic location, vast coastline and economic importance for India. The FOGNA is responsible to the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, for all Naval operations in Gujarat, Daman and Diu Naval Area.
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