Vice Admiral SR Sarma, AVSM, VSM Assumes Charge as Controller Warship Production & Acquisition
Vice Admiral SR Sarma, AVSM, VSM, assumed charge as Controller Warship Production and Acquisition (CWP&A) from Vice Admiral Ajay Kumar Saxena, PVSM, AVSM, VSM on 30 November 2019.
Commissioned in the Indian Navy on 31 March 1983, Vice Admiral SR Sarma an electrical engineer, had served as an electrical officer of guided missile destroyer INS Mysore. As a Flag Officer, he has held appointments as Assistant Chief of Materiel (Information Technology & Systems) at Naval headquarters, Admiral Superintendent Dockyard at Visakhapatnam, Chief Staff Officer (Tech) at Eastern Naval Command, Director General Naval Projects at Visakhapatnam and Director General Advanced Technology Vessel Project at Delhi.
As CWP&A, he is responsible for acquisition of all ships and submarines under production at shipyards, both Indian and foreign. He heads the design directorate of the Navy responsible for designing ships and submarines and also the steering directorates project ships and submarines under construction.
Vice Admiral AK Saxena retired on 30 November 2019 after putting in a distinguished service of more than 38 years and had a tenure of 13 months as CWP&A from 01 November 2018.