‘The Indian Navy has sufficient combat power in areas of interest to India that can quickly scale up operations if the need arises.’
‘This includes all the choke points leading into the Indian Ocean as also areas within.’
The Indian and Russian navies on September 5, 2020 carried out a range of complex maritime operations as part of a mega military exercise in the Bay of Bengal to further enhance their operational convergence.
Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta was commissioned into the Indian Navy in December 1984 and is a product of the National Defence Academy.
He is a specialist in navigation and direction and has commanded frontline ships of the Indian Navy: The Missile Corvettes INS Nishank and the INS Karmuk, the Stealth Frigate INS Tabar and the Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat.
Besides serving as the Naval Assistant to the then Chief of Naval Staff, the admiral has held many operational and training assignments in his 35 year career at sea.
A graduate of the Command and Staff College Bangladesh, the Army War College at MHOW and the National Defence College, Admiral Dasgupta was awarded the coveted Yudh Seva Medal for his role in coordinating the evacuation operations from Yemen in 2015 under Operation Raahat.
Admiral Dasgupta is currently posted as the Chief of Staff of the Eastern Naval Command based at Vishakapatnam.
“We are inducting many cutting edge and disruptive technologies onboard our platforms to equip our personnel adequately for future operations. These will help our personnel operate in the increasingly complex maritime domain with even greater confidence”,