Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh, AVSM, NM
Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh, AVSM, NM has assumed the office of Chief of Personnel on 02 Dec 19. Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jul 1983 and specialized in Aviation. The Flag Officer is a Qualified Flying Instructor with Master Green instrument rating. He has flown HT-2, Kiran HJT 16 (MK I, MK IA & MK II), TS 11 Iskra, Hunter, Harrier Gr 3, Sea Harrier, Jet Provost, Chetak, Gazelle, Hawk and Mig 29 KUB aircraft during his illustrious career.
He has commanded various frontline ships and Naval Air Squadrons including INS Himgiri, INS Ranvijay, INS Ranvir, INAS 551B, INAS 300 as well as the premier Air Base INS Hansa. Additionally he was also appointed Indian Defence Advisor (Kenya, Tanzania and Seychelles) (2005-2008). His Flag Appointments include Assistant Controller Carrier Project & Assistant Controller Warship Production and Acquisition at IHQ MoD(N), Flag Officer Goa Area/ Flag Officer Naval Aviation at Goa, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet at Mumbai, Chief Of Staff, Western Naval Command at Mumbai and Director General Project Seabird at IHQ MoD(N).
The Flag Officer has undergone various courses in India and abroad which include the Flying Instructors Course at Tambaram, Staff Course at DSSC Wellington, Harrier Conversion Course at Royal Air Force Base, Wittering, UK and Project Management Programme at IIM Ahmedabad.
Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh has been decorated with the Nausena Medal (Gallantry) in 2004 and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2017.
Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar, AVSM, VSM
An alumni of National Defence Academy, the Flag Officer was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 January 1983. A specialist in Gunnery, the Flag Officer has had extensive operational tenures onboard frontline warships of the IN. He has commanded Coast Guard Ship C-01, IN Ships Nishank, Kora, Ranvir and Viraat. His other seagoing appointments include Fleet Operations Officer and Fleet Gunnery Officer of Western Fleet, EXO of INS Vipul, GO of INS Ranjit, commissioning GO of INS Kuthar and commissioning GO VIII of INS Ranvir. His ashore appointments include Command Gunnery Officer at HQ Western Naval Command, Naval Advisor to Government of Seychelles and Training Commander, INS Dronacharya. He served in the Civil-Military Operations Centre of UN Mission in Somalia (UNOSOM II) at Mogadishu from December 1992 to January 1993. He attended the US Naval Staff Course at Naval War College, Rhode Island, USA in 1996, Army Higher Command Course at AWC, Mhow in 2004 and the Royal College of Defence Studies, London in 2009. He holds a B.Sc. from JNU, MA (International Studies) from Kings College, London, MPhil (Defence& Strategic Studies) from Mumbai University and PG Diploma in Shipping Management from Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping, Mumbai.
His Flag appointments include Commandant of Naval War College at Goa, Flag Officer Sea Training, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet and Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command. He was awarded the Vishist Seva Medal in 2010 and Ati Vishist Seva Medal in 2016.