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Chief of Materiel (COM)
VICE ADMIRAL AV SUBHEDAR, AVSM, VSM
Vice Admiral AV Subhedar was commissioned in Indian Navy in August 1977. He is a Post Graduate in Marine Engineering from Pune University. During his career, spanning over three and half decades, Admiral held important assignments, both Afloat and Ashore. He has served on five frontline warships including tenure as Fleet Engineer Officer, Western Fleet in 1998.
His important ashore appointments include Director Naval Training and Ship Production at Naval Headquarters, Director Machinery Trials and Acceptance Authority (Mumbai), Warship Production Superintendent (Mumbai), General Manager (Refit) Naval Dockyard (Visakhapatnam), Chief Staff Officer (Technical), Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam and Admiral Superintendent, Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. As Director General Naval Projects, Mumbai, he was responsible for planning and execution of major technical and marine infrastructure projects for the Navy on the West Coast.
For his meritorious service of exceptionally high order in the Indian Navy, he has been awarded Vishisht Seva Medal in 2009 and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2011 by the President of India. As Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition, was responsible for planning, procuring and acquisition of warships and submarines for the Indian Navy. During his tenure, stealth destroyer INS Kolkata and ASW Corvette INS Kamorta were the major warships commissioned in the Indian Navy. The Admiral as taken over as the Chief of Materiel on 01 Jun 15.