Commander Logistics –INS SHIVAJI
Captain Bibhash ChandraCaptain Bibhash Chandra was commissioned into the Executive Branch on 01 Jan 1987. He is an aluminous of DSSC, Wellington. He has specialized in Long Logistics and Managements Course and holds MSc degree in Defence studies, Madras University. He has sailed extensively at INS Kumbhir, Cannanore, Gomati, Gharial and Rana etc. He has also carried out various shore appointments at MO (MB), INS Hansa, INS Hamla, DLS and Project Varsha etc. He took over as Logistics Officer at INS Shivaji on 07 Jun 2019.
Roles and Responsibility
The main role and responsibility of the Logistics department is to provide logistics support to following personnel of Station Lonavla
- 100 Staff Officers
- 410 staff sailors
- 3500 trainees (Officers and Sailors) per year
- INHS Kasturi
- DSC Personnel
- Naval NCC Unit at Pune – P&A and Clothing
- Air Force Station at Lonavala – Fresh Provisions
- IMD Pune - P&A and Clothing for Naval Officers borne for MET Course
- Naval Officers and sailors borne in AFMC Pune and Command Hospital – P&A and Clothing
“One who is logistically well equipped always wins.” Abiding by the adage, the Logistics Department of INS Shivaji maintains a stellar supply chain management to ensure that the Unit achieves all its assigned tasks with flying colours. The department provides Material, Financial and Human Resource Management Services to all units of Station Lonavla within the ambit of laid down Naval Regulations. The department practices equanimity while carrying out judicious utilization of funds allotted to the Unit to achieve overall development and improvement of existing resources of the entire station. The department runs six galleys where sumptuous food is prepared for all trainees and inliving staff personnel including international trainees. The Logistics Officer also acts as the Defence Civilian Establishment Officer, responsible for the administration of all Defence Civilians borne at INS Shivaji.