Change of Command
Commodore Ajay Patney assumed the duties of Commanding Officer of INS Valsura, the premier Electrical Training Establishment of Indian Navy from Commodore C Raghuram at an impressive Ceremonial Parade on 29 Jan 20 at Jamnagar. Commodore C Raghuram commanded INS Valsura from 31 May 18 to till date contributing immensely to the training and administration of this premier Naval establishment in Saurashtra region. Commodore Ajay Patney was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 30 Nov 1991 and was awarded the President’s Gold Medal for standing first in his Naval Engineering Course. He has done his Masters in Microwave and Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and is also an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and Naval War College, Goa. Commodore Ajay Patney has also been commended by the Chief of Naval Staff in 2003, FOC-in-C (South) in 1999 and FOC-in-C (West) in 1996. His major appointments include that of Additional General Manager (Planning) at Naval Dockyard (Mumbai) and Director at the Directorate of Personnel (DOP) and Directorate of Electrical Engineering (DEE) at IHQ MoD (Navy).The Commodore has also served onboard frontline warships Tir, Dunagiri and Ranvir with distinction.