Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet Changes Command

Indian Navy’s Rear Admiral AB Singh, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet has handed over the command of Eastern Fleet to Rear Admiral SV Bhokare.

The change of command took place at a ceremony held in the Visakhapatnam Naval Base on October 6, 2015.

Rear Admiral SV Bhokare is a specialist in Navigation and Aircraft Direction and a graduate of National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla and Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He has also undergone Higher Command Course at Army War College, Mhow.

Rear Admiral Bhokare has commanded submarines Sindhughosh, Sindhudhwaj, Sindhushastra and Indian Naval Ships Beas and Vajrabahu. He has also held various Staff and Operational appointments including Command of Submarine Squadron as Commodore Commanding Submarines (West) and Chief Staff Officer (Operations) at Eastern Naval Command.

Rear Admiral AB Singh now moves to Delhi to assume duties at HQ Strategic Forces Command.

The Eastern Fleet currently comprises 30 warships, which include Destroyers, Stealth Frigates, Amphibious Ships, Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette, Missile Corvettes, Offshore Patrol Vessels, Missile Boats and Tankers.

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