Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh assumed the duties of Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Doctrine Organisation Training) on May 31, said a press note from the Indian Navy.
Mr Singh is a recipient of Vishisht Seva Medal in 2011 and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2016 for his exemplary service to the nation. He is an alumnus of UP Sainik School Lucknow and the National Defence Academy which he joined in July 1979.
The press release said: "A specialist in Navigation and Aircraft Direction, the Flag Officer has served in a large number of operational naval ships. He was the Navigating officer of INS Kamorta (during Op PAWAN), and Destroyer Ranjit, besides being the Fleet Navigating Officer of Western Fleet during Op PARAKRAM."
"Vice Admiral AB Singh has commanded IN Ships Veer (Missile Vessel), Vindhyagiri (Frigate), Trishul (Guided Missile Frigate) and Viraat (Aircraft Carrier). The Flag Officer has also been an instructor at the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Navigation & Direction School, Kochi and Directing Staff at DSSC Wellington," it added.
The Flag Officer has served at Naval Headquarters as Deputy Director and Principal Director at the Directorate of Naval Plans. He also set up the Directorate of Strategy, Concepts and Transformation as the Principal Director.
He was promoted to Two Star Flag Rank in 2012 and has served in important staff appointments of Flag Officer AOB Project, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy & Plans) at Naval Headquarters. Later, he was selected for operational command the Eastern Fleet as a Flag Officer.On promotion to Vice Admiral, in 2015, he was appointed as Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Strategic Forces Command which deals with the Indian Nuclear Forces. He was the Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command at Mumbai prior to assuming charge on May 31.
The Flag Officer is married to Charu Singh and the couple are blessed with two daughters Ambika and Ajita.