India: Admiral Anup Singh Visits Southern Naval Command


Vice Admiral Anup Singh, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Eastern Naval Command arrived at Kochi on 29 Sep 11 on a farewell visit to Southern Naval Command.

The  Admiral  is  retiring  from  the  Navy  on  31st October after 38 years of illustrious service. Commissioned into the  Indian Navy in July 1973, Admiral Anup Singh has commanded four ships of different classes and capabilities. The Admiral also had the distinction of being the commissioning Commanding Officer of INS Veer, a missile vessel and INS Delhi, the first indigenously designed and built destroyer of Indian Navy.

The  Admiral  was  commanding  the  Western  Fleet  when  he  led  Operation SUKOON, involving evacuation of civilians from war-torn Lebanon in July 2006. His other important assignments include being Chief of Staff of Western Naval Command and Chief Instructor (Navy) at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.  Vice Admiral Anup Singh was the Sailing Master of the first ever square-rigged Sail Training Vessel ‘Varuna’ in 1980-82. He also skippered the Naval Yacht ‘Samudra’ for the Pacific crossing during her round-the-world voyage in 1989.

Vice Admiral Anup Singh unveiled a replica of INS Delhi installed at the Naval Base and built by Naval Ship Repair Yard, Kochi tomorrow prior to his departure for Visakhapatnam.

Source: indiannavy, September 30, 2011