New Delhi: Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh, NM assumed command of the ‘Sword Arm’ of Indian Navy as the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet (FOCWF) this morning, 12 Oct 2015, at sea on board INS Viraat. An accomplished fighter pilot and qualified flying instructor (QFI), the Admiral has over 2500 hrs of flying experience on ten different type of aircraft. The Flag Officer hails from Jalandhar, Punjab and was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 Jul 1983.
The Flag Officer has commanded destroyers Ranvijay and Ranvir as well as frigate Himgiri. He has also served as second-in-command (Executive Officer) of destroyer Delhi and erstwhile missile boat Vijaydurg. He has commanded the Sea Harrier Training and Frontline Operational Squadron INAS 300 (White Tigers), and later the Admiral also commanded the Naval Air Station INS Hansa. He has also served as the Defence Advisor in Kenya, Tanzania and Seychelles. At Naval Headquarters he has served as Assistant Controller Carrier Projects (ACCP) and Assistant Controller Warship Production and Acquisition (ACWP&A) during which INS Vikramaditya was inducted and commissioned in the Indian Navy. Before assuming the current assignment he was Flag Officer Goa Area and Flag Officer Naval Aviation.
The Flag Officer, a White Tiger himself, is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and is the recipient of Nau Sena Medal Gallantry.