Major General Amit Kumar Sanyal, VSM took over reins of HQ Bengal Sub Area with effect from April 1, 2018. Major General AK Sanyal, an alumnus of 61st Course NDA & 71st Course IMA was commissioned on December 24, 1982. The General Officer has had a distinguished career having commanded an Armoured Regiment, an Armoured Brigade and a Counter Insurgency Force of Rashtriya Rifles. He has held important instructional and staff appointments such as instructor at Armoured Corps Centre and School, Commander of a Sub Area, and MGGS of a Command HQ. The General was awarded the VSM while serving as DACIDS(International Defence Cooperation) at HQ Integrated Defence Staff, New Delhi.
Rear Admiral Puneet Chadha, VSM took over charge as the Deputy Commandant of Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala, on Tuesday March 27, 2017.
Rear Admiral Puneet Chadha, is a specialist in Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) and a Graduate of National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla and Malaysian Armed Force Staff College, Kuala Lumpur. He is a post graduate in Strategic and Defence Studies from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur and M Phil from Madras University.
In his illustrious career spanning 30 years, he commanded four frontline warship which include Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat, Rajput Class Destroyer INS Ranjit, Submarine rescue warship INS Nireekshak and Missile Corvette INS Vibhuti.
He has also held various prestigious staff and operational appointments.
The officer was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral on March 27, 2018 and took over as the fifth Deputy Commandant of Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala. The officer is a recipient of Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) for his distinguished service of an exceptional order to the nation.
Air Marshal IP Vipin, VM assumed the Command of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla on April 9, 2018. The Air Marshal is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College and the National Defence College. He was commissioned into the Flying Branch of IAF in June 1982, and has over 6000 hrs of flying experience. He has flown different types of transport aircraft, trainer aircraft and gliders. He is also an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and the National Defence College, New Delhi. During his career of over 35 years he had held various instructional, staff and Command appointments. His instructional tenures include stints at National Defence Academy, Basic Flying Training School and Fixed Wing Training Faculty at Air Force Station Yelahanka. Subsequently, he was an Air Force Examiner at the Aircrew Examining Board. He has held Staff appointments at Command and Air HQ which include Joint Director Personnel (Officers), Director Operations (T) and Principal Director Operations (T&H). He commanded two transport Squadrons and was Air Officer Commanding, of a premier flying base. Subsequently, he served as faculty at the prestigious National Defence College, New Delhi as Senior Directing Staff (Air). For his outstanding contribution to the service and exceptional professionalism the Air Marshal was awarded Vayu Sena Medal by the President of India.
- Wg Cdr SS Birdi, Lt Cdr RG Ajith and Mahesh Iyengar