New commander takes over western fleet

Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh on Monday assumed command of the Western Fleet of the Indian Navy, an official statement said.

Rear Admiral Singh took charge on board INS Viraat.

An accomplished fighter pilot and qualified flying instructor, he has over 2,500 hours of flying experience on 10 different type of aircraft.

The flag officer has commanded destroyers Ranvijay and Ranvir as well as frigate Himgiri. He has also served as second-in-command (executive officer) of destroyer Delhi and erstwhile missile boat Vijaydurg.

He has commanded the Sea Harrier Training and Frontline Operational Squadron INAS 300 (WhiteTigers) and the Naval Air Station INS Hansa. He has served as the defence advisor in Kenya, Tanzania and Seychelles.

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