Navy orders inquiry into Rear Admiral Jamwal's death

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Kochi, July 7 (ANI): The Indian Navy has ordered an inquiry into the cause of death of Southern Naval Command chief Rear Admiral Satyendra Singh Jamwal, who was killed on Wednesday morning in a firing incident on the INS Dronacharya in Kochi.

Rear Admiral Satyendra Singh Jamwal was commissioned in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer on July 1, 1980 and had specialised in Anti Submarine Warfare.

He was an alumnus of Lawrence School Sanawar, National Defence Academy, Grechko Naval War College USSR, Defence Services Staff College Wellington and Army War College.

His afloat appointments included tenures on Indian Naval Ships Taragiri, Atul, Rajput, Ranvijay and Command of Ships Vibhuti and Kuthar, Commissioning Executive Officer of Guided Missile Destroyer Delhi and Commissioning Commanding Officer of Guided Missile Frigate Beas.

His staff appointments at IHQ Ministry of Defence (Navy) included Joint Director of Staff Requirement and Director Naval Operations. Training appointments include Executive Officer at Naval Academy, Goa and Instructor at ASW School, Kochi.

He was also ADC to the President of India between 1983 and 1985.

On promotion to Flag Rank on 01 Sep 09, he took over as Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command. Prior to this he was the Naval Attaché at the Indian Embassy at Moscow, Russia.

Rear Admiral Jamwal is survived by wife Geeta Jamwal and two children. (ANI)

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