Rear Admiral Sanjay Vatsayan is new boss of Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet

RAdm Sanjay Vatsayan (Left), NM took over as Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet (FOCEF) from RAdm Suraj Berry.

Rear Admiral Sanjay Vatsayan, takes charge of Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet during an impressive Ceremony here in Visakhapatnam on Monday. Rear Admiral Suraj Berry (AVSM, NM, VSM) handed over the command to Rear Admiral Vatsayan. Rear Admiral Suraj Berry would be taking over as Chief of Staff of the tri-services Andaman and Nicobar Command shortly.

The Eastern Fleet comprising of frontline warships of the Indian Navy are deployed across the indo-pacific region to safeguard the India’s maritime interest.

Rear Admiral Sanjay Vatsayan is an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Naval War College, Mumbai and the National Defence College, New Delhi. The Admiral, who is a Gunnery & Missile systems specialist, has vast experience at sea and ashore. Rear Admiral Sanjay Vatsayan has commanded missile vessels Vibhuti and Nashak, the guided-missile corvette Kuthar and has also been the commissioning Commanding Officer the indigenously constructed state-of-the-art stealth frigate Sahyadri.

According to a press release. Rear Admiral Vatsayan has also held vital appointments dealing with Personnel Policy and Naval Plans at the integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy). Prior to assuming Command of the Eastern Fleet, he was serving as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy and Plans) at New Delhi.

Under the command of Rear Admiral Suraj Berry, the Eastern Fleet has maintained a very high level of combat readiness and operational tempo over the past one year.


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