Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, AVSM, YSM, VSM
Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta is an alumni of National Defence Academy. He was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1985 and specialised in Navigation and Direction in 1991.
His early assignments include tenures as Executive Officer INS Astravahini, Navigating Officer INS Bhavnagar and Flag Lieutenant to the Director General Coast Guard. His specialist assignments include tenures as Navigating Officer INS Androth, Navigating Officer II and thereafter Navigating Officer INS Ranvir. He also served briefly as Dy Sqn Cdr of the Chukar Aerial Target Squadron.
He has commanded INS Nishank, Karmuk as the commissioning CO, Tabar and Viraat.
His ashore tenures include Commander Work Up and Staff Officer (ND) at Headquarters, Flag Officer Sea Training and Indian Naval Work up Team, Directing Staff at the Defence Service Staff College (Wellington), Officer-in-Charge, Navigation and Direction School, Naval Assistant to the Chief of the Naval Staff, Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet, Chief Staff Officer (Operations) at Headquarters, Western Naval Command, Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Fleet and Additional Director General at the Directorate General National Cadet Corps.
He is a graduate of the Defence Services Command and Staff College, Bangladesh, the Army War College, Mhow and the National Defence College, New Delhi. He holds two Master’s degrees in Nautical Sciences and Defence Studies and two M Phil Degrees in Defence and Strategic Studies/ Management.
The Flag Officer is a recipient of the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service. He was also awarded the Yudh Seva Medal for coordinating evacuation operations from strife-torn Yemen in 2015.
The Flag Officer assumed his present appointment as Controller of Personnel Services on promotion to Vice Admiral on 02 Aug 2018.
He is married to Mrs Sarbani Dasgupta, they have a son, Rohan who is an Engineer, currently pursuing MBA (Marketing) from SIBM, Pune.