Commanding Officer

Commodore Sameer Chaudhry

Cmde Arvind RawalCmde Sameer Chaudhry assumed the command of INS Shivaji at Lonavla on 11 Mar 24.

Commodore Sameer Chaudhry was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 27 Nov 1993. He is graduated of Sixth Naval Engineering Course from Naval College of Engineering, INS Shivaji, Lonavla. He holds a M Tech degree from Powai in Corrosion Science and Engineering, M Phil in Defence Studies and Masters in Management. He has undergone Technical Management Course and Naval Higher Command Course at Naval War College.

The Commodore has served at INS Shivaji as an Instructor at Naval College of Engineering in 2002-05. His tours of duty encompass several important assignments, prestigious courses and challenging tenures at sea and ashore. His sea tenures include Engineer Officer onboard Minesweeper, Landing Ship Tanker, Inshore Patrol Ship and Fleet Engineer Officer of Eastern Fleet. The officer has served as Officer-in-Charge of Diesel testing and Tuning Team (Vishakhapatnam) and Machinery Trials Units (Mumbai). He has served as Deputy Manager, and Manager at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam and Additional General Manager (Production) in Naval Dockyard Mumbai where he was involved in repair and Maintenance of ships/ submarines. He was also Additional Command Engineer Officer of Eastern Naval Command, Vishakhapatnam.

Prior to assuming command of INS Shivaji, he was handling the Directorate of Marine Engineering at Naval Headquarters as Cmde (Marine Engineering) where he was involved in planning and policy issues related to induction, trials, acceptance, inspection, Operation and Maintenance of Marine Engineering equipment and System of IN Ships and submarines.