Vice Admiral Atul Anand takes over as director general naval operations
Vice Admiral Atul Anand, AVSM, VSM assumed charge as the Director General Naval Operations on 01 Apr 23.
He was commissioned on January 1st, 1988, into the Indian Navy’s Executive Branch. He graduated from the National Defense College in New Delhi, the Defence Services Command and Staff College in Mirpur, Bangladesh, and the National Defense Academy’s 71st Course, Delta Squadron. In Hawaii, United States, at the Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies, he also took the esteemed Advance Security Cooperation Course. His educational background includes a BSc, MPhil, and MSc in Defence and Strategic Studies, as well as a Masters in Defence Studies.
He has held various important positions in his naval career, including command of the corvette INS Khukri, the destroyer INS Mumbai, the missile boat INS Chatak, and the torpedo recovery vessel IN TRV A72. He is a recipient of the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and the Vishisht Seva Medal. He was also the Directing Officer of the Sea Harrier squadron INAS 300, the Executive Officer of the destroyer INS Delhi, and the Navigating Officer of the IN ships Sharda, Ranvijay, and Jyoti. Joint Director Staff Requirements, Directing Staff at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Director Naval Operations, and Director Naval Intelligence are just a few of his notable staff roles (Ops). He has also worked at Integrated Systems as the Principal Director Strategy, Concepts, and Transformation and the Principal Director Navy Operations.
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