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HMIS Valsura was commissioned in 1942 as the Torpedo Training School of The Royal Indian Navy. The name Valsura means Swordfish , which was also the name of the most common torpedo carrying aircraft of the Royal Navy. Post- Independence, the establishment was renamed Indian Naval Ship Valsura. It is located on Rozi Island in Jamnagar amidst the scenic salt pans that are home to several species of migratory birds.
Commodore Gautam Marwaha, VSM, was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 05 Dec 1992. He is an alumnus of the Naval College of Engineering, Lonavala and the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. His afloat tenures include those of WMO onboard Gomati, Electrical Officer of Nirghat, ALO (Msl) and later Electrical Officer of Trishul. He has been an instructor as part of the P 1135.6 Training Team and tenanted the prestigious appointment of Defence Advisor at the High Commission of India, Nigeria. Prior to assuming command of INS Valsura he has been Additional General Manager (Planning) at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.