Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh will assume command of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) at a ceremonial parade at the Naval Base on Monday. Vice-Admiral Singh will take charge as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Eastern Naval Command from Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, who will move to New Delhi as Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC).
A ceremonial parade comprising of ceremonial guard and platoons of naval personnel drawn from various ships, submarines and establishments of the ENC will be held at the Naval Base. The parade will also be attended by all Flag Officers and Commanding Officers of ships, submarines and naval establishments.
ABOUT EASTERN NAVAL COMMAND
The Eastern Naval Command is one of the three command-level formations of the Indian Navy. It is headquartered in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The command is responsible for all naval forces in the Bay of Bengal and parts of the Indian Ocean and the naval establishments on the east coast of India.
The Command was established on 1 March 1968. The Command is commanded by a Three-Star Flag Officer of the rank of Vice-Admiral with the title Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command (FOC-in-C). Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, AVSM, VSM is the current FOC-in-C ENC, who took over on 28 February 2021.