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Rear Admiral Sandeep Beecha takes over as Commandant, Naval War College

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Rear Admiral Sandeep Beecha took over the reins of the Naval War College from Rear Admiral Monty Khanna, as its third Commandant, at a ceremonial parade held at INS Mandovi, Goa on Wednesday.
 
The Naval War College is an iconic institution facilitating higher education, war gaming and cutting-edge research on maritime security and warfare at strategic and operational level.
 
Rear Admiral Beecha is an alumnus of Naval Academy and commissioned in the Indian Navy on July 21, 1986. He is a Navigation and Direction Specialist. He has commanded CGS C-05, INS Ajay, INS Vindhyagiri, INS Rajput and has earlier served as Commanding Officer of INS Mandovi.
 
His staff appointments include Joint Director Staff Requirements, Naval Assistant to the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff and Principal Director Foreign Cooperation, all at Naval Headquarters, New Delhi.
 
The officer has undergone the Principal Warfare Officers (PWO Basic) Course at HMS Dryad (UK), the Staff Course at the Defence Services Staff  College, Wellington and the Naval Higher Command Course at Mumbai. 
 
He is a post graduate in Defence Studies and holds the degree of MSc in Strategic Studies, an official press release said.
 
He has also served in the capacity of Naval Adviser at the High Commission in London from September 2012 to March 2016. On promotion to Flag Rank, the officer was appointed as the Flag Officer Gujarat Naval Area from March 30, 2016, to November 28, 2017.
 
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