Vishakhapatnam, October 8: Rear Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh on Tuesday took over as new Flag Officer Commanding of Eastern Fleet succeeding Rear Admiral Atul Kumar Jain at a ceremony on board the Flag Ship INS Jalashwa.
Rear Admiral Singh is a graduate of National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, and Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.
He also holds a masters degree from Cranfield University, UK, a Navy press release said here.
He was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal in 2011. Prior to taking over as Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Admiral Singh was serving as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy and Plans) at the Naval Headquarters in Delhi.
Rear Admiral Jain will now assume the charge as Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command, Kochi.