He retired as Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala. An alumnus of the prestigious National Defence College.
In his seagoing career, he has commanded Indian Navy’s frontline surface-combatants on four occasions and has been principal director in the Directorate of Naval Operations at Naval Headquarters, New Delhi.
A valued speaker in various seminars, he also writes extensively on strategic issues of import for national defence. Currently he heads the National Maritime Foundation.
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Editor-in-Chief’s Note In this concluding part of the article the author provides the sum and substance of Part I of the article concisely to the reader before he goes onto explore the Chine... Read more
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; By: Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM & Bar, VSM, IN (Retd); 2
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