RADM Sudarshan Shrikhande, commissioned July 1980; served in several ships before specialising in ASW & Sonar Weapon Engg from the Soviet Naval War College (1985-88). There upon, he was ASWO & Operations Officer in INS Ranvir for four years.
He has commanded IN ships Nishank, Kora and Rajput. Appointments ashore include ASW School, War Room Delhi, Director INTEG (Navy’s tactical evaluation group) and as Defence Adviser (2005-08) in Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, NZ and Tonga). A 1995 graduate of the Staff College, winning the Scudder Medal; Naval Higher Command Course in Mumbai (2002); the US Naval War College (2003) graduating with highest distinction while winning the Robert Bateman & Jerome E Levy individual prizes and James Forrestal seminar prize.
As a flag officer, he has been ACNS (Intel & Foreign Cooperation (2009-10); Chief of Staff/ SNC (2010-2012); ACIDS (Fin Plg) / HQIDS 2012-14); CSO / Strategic Forces Command (2014-15). As Flag Officer Doctrines & Concepts for the IN since Nov 2015, he requested and retired early on 10 July 2016. He has an MSC (Weapon & Sonar Engg); Msc (Def Studies); MPHIL (Mumbai Univ) and is pursuing a PHD (Mumbai University).
He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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