Indian Navy: Rear Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh has taken charge of the western fleet from Admiral MA Hampiholi on Friday. Admiral Singh is a strategic thinker and planner, he was the lead drafter of India’s Maritime Doctrine 2009 and Strategic Guidance to Transformation Document of 2015.
The western fleet is crucial for the country’s energy security as India’s 80% energy supply is imported through the sea lanes falling under the jurisdiction of western fleet that is called Sword Arm of Indian Navy.
Rear Admiral Jasjit Singh is a specialist in navigation and direction, he has held a range of command, training and staff appointments during his career.
His sea command appointments include that of the ASW and UAV-control Frigate Taragiri, where he was awarded the Nao Sena Medal, and the multi-role Frigate Trishul.
He has also served as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Communication Space and Network Centric Operation) and Flag Officer Sea Training.
A keen student of military affairs, he has completed several post-graduate study programmes, including M Sc and M Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies from Madras University, MA in Defence Studies from King’s College, London and MA (History), M Phil (Pol) and PhD in Political Science from Mumbai University.
Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh took charge from Rear Admiral MA Hampiholi. Under Admiral Hampiholi, the western fleet had undertaken several operational deployments and multinational exercises, strengthening maritime security and deterrence at sea.
Rear Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh was commissioned into the Indian navy in 1986 and is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla.