Vice Admiral Srikant, AVSM
Vice Admiral Srikant, AVSM

Commandant

National Defence College, India

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Vice Admiral Srikant, AVSM is a native of Bangalore, Karnataka. He did his early education in Bangalore and Bijapur, Karnataka and graduated as a Bachelor of Science from the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Pune in Dec 1980.

The Admiral was commissioned in the Navy in Jan 1982 and joined the Submarine Arm in 1983. He has held various operational appointments on three classes of conventional submarines of the Navy and commanded the first indigenously built submarine INS Shalki. He is a Navigation and Direction Specialist and a graduate of the United States Staff College, Newport Rhode Island. His large surface combatant commands have been of destroyer Ranvijay and larger destroyer Delhi. He served as the Naval Adviser at the High Commission of India in Pakistan from 1998-2002 when Op Vijay and Op Parakarm were conducted by India.

His Staff appointment have been at the Naval Headquaters, New Delhi and the Western Naval Command. Being elevated to an Admiral in Jul 2011, he has been the Submarines Class Authority, Flag Officer Submarines and had a long stint in the nation’s Strategic Programme. He was the Inspector General Nuclear Safety prior to assuming the mantle as the Commandant NDC. The Admiral is a keen sportsman and earlier represented the Navy Cricket Team. He is also a keen golfer. The Admiral is a recipient of the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service.

Mrs Sudha Srikant is a home maker and is a Graduate in Sociology and Public Administration and takes keen interest in various Naval Wives Welfare Association activities. Their daughter Shraddha holds a Master's degree in Devlopment Economics from the London University and presently works for the United Nations Industrial Devlopment Organisation at New Delhi.

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