Sunday, July 8, 2012

Rear admiral Anand Iyer is acting commandant of NDA

Rear admiral Anand Iyer is acting commandant of NDA
TNN | Jul 8, 2012, 04.46AM IST
PUNE: Rear admiral Anand Iyer has taken over as the officiating commandant of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla.
This follows the transfer of NDA commandant Lt Gen Jatinder Singh to the Army headquarters in New Delhi to ensure a fair probe of the recruitment scam that has hit the prestigious academy. While Singh's transfer was ordered by defence minister A K Antony on July 4, the NDA received the orders on Saturday.
In a statement released later, the NDA public relations office said, "Orders have been received for Lt Gen Jatinder Singh, commandant, NDA, to be attached to the Army headquarters and these orders are being complied with. As of now, Rear admiral Anand Iyer, deputy commandant, has taken over as the officiating commandant. The rest are matters of procedural details which would be implemented as instructed by higher headquarters."
NDA has a new Commandant
Rear Admiral Anand Iyer, VSM has taken over as the Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor of NDA. He replaces the incumbent Air Vice Marshal A S Bhonsle who has proceeded on transfer as the Senior Officer in charge of Administration (SOA) at HQ South Western Air Command (SWAC).
Rear Admiral Anand Iyer is an alumnus of NDA 53rd Course and Naval Academy and was commissioned in the Communications Branch of the Indian Navy on January 1, 1980. The Admiral is a post graduate from Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) Wellington and Cranfield University in United Kingdom, and holds an M Phil degree on National Security Studies from the National Defence College, India. In addition, he has completed professional courses at Leningrad, USSR and Cranfield University, UK.
During a career spanning more than 30 years, he has held a mix of operational and staff appointments. A specialist in Communication and Electronic Warfare, he has commanded Indian Naval Ships Kora, Ranvir and Mumbai. He has also held many staff and operational appointments at Naval Headquarters.
Rear Admiral Anand Iyer, VSM has taken over as the Deputy Commandant

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