Commanding Officer

Commodore Gautam Marwaha, VSM

Commodore Gautam Marwaha 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 career profile has been interspersed with a variety of afloat, staff, instructional and diplomatic appointments. His afloat tenures include those of WMO onboard Gomati, Electrical Officer of Nirghat, ALO (Msl) and later Electrical Officer of Trishul. His staff appointments include stints at Naval Headquarters as Joint Director at the Directorate of Weapon Equipment, Director at the Directorate of Ship Production and Technical Assistant to the Chief of Materiel. He has served in Naval Dockyard (Visakhapatnam) as Asst Manager (Weapons) and Manager (Weapons) besides serving at Naval Dockyard (Mumbai) as the DGM (L) and AGM (L). 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.

The officer is married to Mrs Rachna Marwaha, a graduate from Delhi University. The couple have two children, Tanya and Vidur.The officer enjoys cycling, writing, reading and is an avid squash player. He has assumed Command of INS Valsura on 24 May 21.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Commanding Officers of INS Valsura

Commodore Ajay Patney
Cmde C Raghuram
Cmde Indrajit Dasgupta
Cmde B Sivakumar VSM
Cmde Sree Kumar Nair
Cmde S Naithani
Cmde S Kale VSM
Cmde A S Sethi VSM
Cmde B R Taneja
Cmde Rakesh Bajaj VSM
Cmde Raman Prabhath VSM
Cmde N N Kumar VSM
Cmde T S Ganeshan NM VSM
Cmde V Balachandran
Cmde P K Vishwanathan VSM
Cmde H S Bajwa
Cmde S Mohapatra
Cmde P Jaitly
Cmde S Shekhar
Cmde J J Baxi VSM
Cmde Navin Chandra
Capt R C Bhalla VSM
Capt NKS Chauhan
Capt P S Lamba
Cmde M R Schunker AVSM
Cmde M K Lele
Capt K R Ramnath
Capt B C Chatterjee
Cdr LEO Lunel
Capt B R Singh
Capt N E Warner
Cdr K R Nair
Cdr J D Modi
Capt K K Sanjana
Cdr DHR Dadabhoy