Vice Admiral JS Bedi to head S Naval Command

Published on Jul 28, 2006 12:07 AM IST

Vice Admiral Jagjit Singh Bedi will take over as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command, Kochi, on July 31.

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Vice Admiral Jagjit Singh Bedi will take over as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command, Kochi, on July 31 from Vice Admiral SCS Bangara who retires from the service.

Bedi has the distinction of commanding ships of various size Missile destroyer 'Ranvir', the Aircraft Carrier 'Viraat' and the Western Fleet, a Navy release said.

He was the Officer-in-Charge of the Naval Signal School, Kochi and Directing Staff at College of Naval Warfare (CNW). He also commanded the Naval Academy at Goa and was Director of Naval Plans at Naval Headquarters.

The Admiral is an alumnus of the Royal Navy Staff College, Greenwich and the Naval War College, USA.

He is a recipient of the prestigious Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (UYSM), Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) and Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) for meritorius and distinguished service.

Prior to this appointment, he was the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff at the Naval Headquarters, the release added.

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