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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
27-September-2005 18:37 IST
New Deputy Chief for the Navy
Vice Admiral Jagjit Singh Bedi UYSM, AVSM, VSM took over as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff at IHQ MoD (Navy) today from Vice Admiral Sureesh Mehta. Vice Admiral Bedi was earlier holding the appointment of Controller of Warship Production and Acquisition (CWP&A).

On promotion to Flag Rank, Admiral Bedi was appointed as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy & Plans) at the Naval Headquarters and subsequently as the Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command at Mumbai. He also has the distinction of commanding the Western Fleet.

Vice Admiral Bedi is alumnus of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned in Jul 69. A specialist in Communication and Electronic Warfare, he has held a number of coveted appointments, both afloat and ashore. His sea commands include command of seaward defence boat Atul ocean going minesweeper Bedi, Leander class frigate Udaygiri, guided missile destroyer Ranvir, and the aircraft carrier Viraat. His important ashore appointments include Chief Instructor and Officer-in Charge of the Naval Signal School, Directing Staff at College of Naval Warfare (CNW), Commanding Officer of the Naval Academy at Goa and Director of Naval Plans at Naval Headquarters.

The Admiral is an alumnus of the Royal Navy Staff College, Greenwich and Naval War College, USA. He is a recipient of the prestigious Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (UYSM), Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) and Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) for meritorious and distinguished service.