Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru takes over as Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area

Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru takes over as Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area

Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru has taken over as Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area (FOMA) replacing Rear Admiral SN Ghormade on 17 Oct 16. Rear Admiral SN Ghormade would proceed to Delhi as Director General Naval Operations on promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral in his next appointment. Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru relinquished the appointment of Flag Officer Submarines (FOSM) earlier this month.

A ceremonial parade, during which Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru took over the charge of Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area (FOMA) from Rear Admiral SN Ghormade

Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 85. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, the officer is a Submarine and Navigation specialist. The Admiral has also attended the Joint Staff College at United Kingdom and the College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai. He has held variety of appointments both ashore and afloat.

A ceremonial parade, during which Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru took over the charge of Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area (FOMA) from Rear Admiral SN Ghormade

In his shore appointments the Admiral has served at IHQ MoD (Navy) in the Directorate of Submarine Operations, Directorate of Nuclear Submarine Acquisition and in various Command Headquarter at Naval Assistant to FOC-in-C (South) and FOC-in-C (West). He has also commanded the Navy’s Submarine Training Establishment INS Satavahana.

A ceremonial parade, during which Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru took over the charge of Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area (FOMA) from Rear Admiral SN Ghormade

The Flag Officer in his noteworthy afloat appointments has commanded the Shishumar class submarine INS Shalki, a Leander class Training Frigate INS Krishna, a Destroyer INS Rajput and was heading Arihant Project, India’s first Nuclear Submarine, before taking over as Flag Officer Submarines. The Flag officer is a recipient of the Nau Sena Medal (Gallantry).

Rear Admiral SN Ghormade was given a warm sendoff by Commanding Officers, officers and sailors of Maharashtra Naval Area. Rear Admiral SN Ghormade will be taking over duties of Director General Naval Operations on promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral later this month

Rear Admiral SN Ghormade was given a warm sendoff by Commanding Officers, officers and sailors of Maharashtra Naval Area