Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh is the new DG Coast Guard

for Ministry of Disinvestment | Date - 20-08-2004

Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh today took over as Director General Coast Guard.

A product of the National Defence Academy, Vice Admiral Singh is the senior most submariner in the Indian Navy. He was commissioned on 01 Jan 1969 and served on ships (including a deployment to Sri Lanka during an insurgency situation in early 1971) before joining the Submarine Arm in 1971.

Vice Admiral Singh has commanded submarines, ships and submarine squadrons (including command of the first Kilo class Submarine Squadron in 1988) and the Submarine Base INS Virbahu during his career. He has also served in Sri Lanka during Ops Pawan (1988). He has served in different capacity as Director of Tactics and Director of Submarine Operations at Naval Headquarters. As Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Submarine) he authored the 30 year Submarine Construction Plan and was responsible for modernisation of submarine force, including induction of submarine launched missiles. As Fleet Commander (200-01) he introduced innovative high-speed probe for Destroyers, frigates and Corvettes. He also led the largest ever-overseas deployment of ships and submarines to South East Asia and the Far East and conducted exercises with various Navies including the Chinese Navy in Sep - Oct 2000.

On promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral in October last year, he became Controller Personnel Services at Naval Headquarters.

Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh has attended many courses including Nuclear Submarine and Missile Course in Russia and is an alumni of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, the College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai and the National Defence College, New Delhi. He is a recipient of the Nau Sena Medal and Ati Vishist Seva Medal.

Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh succeeds Vice Admiral Sureesh Mehta.
(Release ID :3382)

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