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Rear Admiral Atul Anand, VSM takes Over as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence {ACNS (FCI)}

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Rear Admiral Anand, VSM takes Over as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence {ACNS (FCI)}

Rear Admiral Anand, VSM has been appointed as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence {ACNS (FCI)} at IHQ MoD (Navy), New Delhi. He was commissioned in 1988, in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy.

An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, the Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, Bangladesh and the National Defence College, New Delhi, the Admiral is a specialist in Navigation and Direction. He has also attended the prestigious Advance Security Cooperation Course at the Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Hawaii, USA.

A recipient of the Vishisht Seva Medal, the Admiral has held several key command appointments in his naval career including the command of Torpedo Recovery Vessel IN TRV A72, Missile Boat INS Chatak, Corvette INS Khukri and the Destroyer INS Mumbai. He has also served as the Navigating Officer of IN Ships Sharda, Ranvijay and Jyoti. In addition, he was the Direction Officer of the Sea Harrier Squadron INAS 300 and Executive Officer of the destroyer INS Delhi.

His important Staff appointments include Joint Director Staff Requirements, Directing Staff at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Director Naval Operations, Director Naval Intelligence (Ops), Principal Director Naval Operations and the Principal Director Strategy, Concepts and Transformation.

He is also the Honorary Secretary General of the Yachting Association of India (YAI).

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First Published: Mon, February 05 2018. 00:20 IST