Chief of Materiel (COM)

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Vice Admiral KR Nair, PVSM, AVSM, VSM took over as the Chief of Materiel of Indian Navy on 31 March 2014.
Vice Admiral KR Nair was commissioned on 01 Jan 1977 and is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and National Defence College. The Flag Officer has held various appointments at sea and in “Repair & Training Organisations” including the appointment of Additional and Deputy General Manager at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, Principal Director Weapon and Equipment at IHQ MoD(N). 
He was also the Commanding Officer of INS Tunir at Mumbai. The Flag Officer was appointed as the Assistant Chief of Materiel (Information Technology and Systems) on promotion to Flag rank. He was Admiral Superintendent Dockyard (Visakhapatnam) from Apr 2011 to May 2012.
The Admiral has been awarded Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) in 2007, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) in 2012 and Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) in 2015.
The Flag Officer was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral on 01 Nov 12 and has held the appointment of Controller Warship Production and Acquisition from 01 Nov 12 to 31 Mar 14, prior assuming the appointment of Chief of Materiel.
The Vice Admiral is married to Mrs Padmini Nair and has two children.