Indian Navy has new chiefs for materials and warship production

Vice Admiral Dilip Deshpande, AVSM, VSM has assumed the appointment of Controller of Warship Production and Acquisition(CWPA) in the Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy) on 01 Dec 07. Vice Admiral Dilip Deshpande was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 19 Sep 1969. He underwent Marine Engineering conversion course at INS Shivaji, Lonavla and the Air Engineering conversion course at Air Force Technical Collage, Bangalore. The admiral was awarded Gold medal for best thesis on the subject of Management of Technologies while undergoing Naval Higher Command Course at National Defence Collage. The admiral has had number of important assignment as Air Engineering and Marine Engineer which included the appointment of Admiral Superintendent of the Naval Dockyard at Visakhapatnam. He was Assistant Chief of Material (Dockyard & Refits) prior to taking up the present appointment.

Vice Admiral Birinder Singh Randhawa, AVSM VSM has assumed the appointment of Chief of Material in Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy) on 01 Dec 07. The post fell vacant on supernnuation of Vice Admiral DSP Verma.

Vice Admiral Randhawa is an alumni of the National Defence Academy. He was commissioned on 01 Jan 1969. He graduated in Marine Engineering from the Naval Collage of Engineering and completed post-graduation from the Royal Naval Engineering College, UK, in the same discipline. The admiral is the senior most technical officer of the Indian Navy and held a number of important assignments both at sea and ashore. He was Controller Warship Production & Acquisition, prior to taking up the present assignment.

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