New Delhi: Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani, AVSM, VSM, has assumed charge as the Controller Warship Production and Acquisition on Monday, 21st December, according to a press statement from the Ministry of Defence (MoD). A graduate of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune, he was commissioned into the Electrical Branch of the Indian Navy on 1st January 1985. The Vice Admiral is a post-graduate in Radar and Communication Engineering from IIT-Delhi and a distinguished alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) and the National Defence College (NDC).
The Vice Admiral has held various appointments during his illustrious naval career spanning over three and a half decades. The Officer has served onboard the aircraft carrier Viraat in various capacities. He has tenanted important appointments in Naval Dockyards at Mumbai and Visakhapatnam and in the Staff, Personnel, and Materiel Branches of Naval Headquarters. VAdm Naithani also commanded the premier electrical training establishment of the Navy, INS Valsura.
As per the Defence Ministry, as a Flag Officer, the Vice Admiral has served as the Assistant Chief of Materiel (Modernisation) in Naval Headquarters, Chief Staff Officer (Technical), HQ WNC, the Admiral Superintendent of Naval Dockyard Mumbai, the Director-General Naval Project at Mumbai and the Programme Director, HQ ATVP.
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