Commodore Ajay PatneyCommodore Ajay Patney, was commissioned into Indian Navy on 30 Nov 1991 and is an alumnus of the Naval College of Engineering, where he passed out with the award of the coveted President’s Gold Medal. He is an M Tech in Microwave and Communication Engineering from IIT Delhi and alumni of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and Naval War College, Goa. His career profile has been interspersed with a variety of afloat, staff, instructional and diplomatic appointments. His afloat tenures include ALO(NDC) onboard Ranvir, Electrical Officer onboard Dunagiri and Tir. His staff appointments include stints at Tunir as Oic SAM and Oic MMCR, Joint Director and Director at Directorate of Electrical Engineering, and Director at Directorate of Personnel at Naval Headquarters. He has been an instructor at ND School, Kochi and tenanted the prestigious appointment of Assistant Defence Advisor at the High Commission of India, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Prior to assuming command of Valsura he has been Additional General Manager (Planning) at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.
The officer is married to Mrs Jyoti Patney, a mathematics graduate from Delhi University. The couple has two sons, Rithik and Hriday. The officer loves cycling, reading and is an avid badminton player. He has assumed Command of INS Valsura on 29 Jan 20.