Government has appointed Admiral RK Dhowan PVSM AVSM YSM ADC as the Chief of
the Naval Staff.
RK Dhowan was commissioned in the Navy on 01 Jan 1975. He is a Navigation and
Direction specialist who has served with distinction in an array of Command,
Staff and Instructional appointments through his exemplary career spanning 40
years. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff
College and Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
has commanded frontline warships INS Khukri, INS Ranjit, INS Delhi
and served as Chief Staff Officer (Operations) Headquarters Western Naval
Command. He has also served as Indian Naval Adviser at the High Commission of
India, London. He has commanded the Eastern Fleet as Flag Officer Commanding
Eastern Fleet and served as Chief of Staff at Headquarters Eastern Naval
Command, Visakhapatnam. He also has the distinction of commanding the
prestigious ‘National Defence Academy’, his alma mater as the Commandant.
important staff appointments held by the Admiral at Naval Headquarters are Assistant
Chief of the Naval Staff (Policy and plans), Deputy Chief of Naval Staff and
Vice Chief of Naval Staff.
(Release ID :104866)