This is a list of serving Admirals of the Indian Navy.

Chief of the Naval Staff

The Chief of the Naval Staff is the only serving Four Star Admiral in the Indian Navy.

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R. Hari Kumar
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PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC [1]

Vice Chief of the Naval Staff

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Satish Namdeo Ghormade
Vice Chief of Naval Staff (VCNS) Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, AVSM, NM.jpg
PVSM, AVSM, NM [2]

Naval Commanders (Commander-in-Chief grade)

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Western Naval Command
Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh
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PVSM, AVSM, VSM [3]
Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Eastern Naval Command
Biswajit Dasgupta
Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, AVSM, YSM, VSM.jpg
AVSM, YSM, VSM [4]
Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Southern Naval Command
M A Hampiholi
Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, AVSM, NM.jpg
AVSM, NM [5]
Commander-in-Chief Strategic Forces Command* R. B. Pandit
VAdm RB Pandit.jpg
AVSM [6]

*Rotational Command.

Principal Staff Officers (PSO)

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Sanjay Mahindru
VAdm Sanjay Mahindru, AVSM, NM.jpg
AVSM, NM [7]
Chief of Personnel Dinesh K Tripathi
Vice Adm Dinesh K Tripathi Naval Ensign.jpg
AVSM, NM [7]
Chief of Materiel Sandeep Naithani
Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel.jpg
AVSM, VSM [8]

Flag Officers of Tri-Services Commands

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff
(Operations)
Vice Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh
RAdm Sanjay Jasjit Singh.jpg
AVSM, NM [9]
Chief of Staff
Andaman and Nicobar Command
Rear Admiral D. S. Gujral
RADM DS GUJRAL-NM.jpg
NM [10]

Directors General and Controllers

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Director General Armed Forces Medical Services Surgeon Vice Admiral Rajat Datta
Surg VAdm Rajat Datta.jpg
AVSM, SM, VSM [11]
Director General Medical Services (Navy) Naveen Chawla
Surg VAdm Naveen Chawla.jpg
AVSM, VSM [12]
Director General (Organization and Personal)
Armed Forces Medical Services
Sheila S. Mathai
Surg VAdm Sheila Samanta Mathai, NM, VSM.jpg
NM, VSM [13][14][15]
Chief Hydrographer Vice Admiral Adhir Arora
VAdm Adhir Arora.jpg
NM [16]
Director General Naval Operations Rajesh Pendharkar
VAdm Rajesh Pendharkar.jpg
AVSM, VSM [7]
Controller Warship Production & Acquisition Kiran Deshmukh
Vice Admiral Kiran Deshmukh, AVSM, VSM.jpg
AVSM, VSM [17]
Director General Project Seabird Tarun Sobti
Vice Admiral Tarun Sobti, VSM.jpg
AVSM, VSM [18]
Controller of Logistics Deepak Kapoor
Vice Admiral Deepak Kapoor.jpg
[19]
Inspector General Nuclear Safety V Srinivas
VAdm V Srinivas IGNS Navy.jpg
AVSM, NM [20]
Controller of Personnel Services Suraj Berry
Vice Admiral Suraj Berry.jpg
AVSM, NM, VSM [21]
Director General Naval Projects Sreekumar Nair
Vice Adm Sreekumar Nair DGNP.jpg
AVSM, NM [22][23]

Chiefs of Staff of Naval Commands

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Chief of Staff
Western Naval Command
Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan
Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan, Chief of Staff of the Western Naval Command.jpg
AVSM, NM [24]
Chief of Staff
Eastern Naval Command
Sanjay Vatsayan
Vice Admiral Sanjay Vatsayan, AVSM, NM.jpg
AVSM, NM [25]
Chief of Staff
Southern Naval Command
Rear Admiral J. Singh NM [26]

Commandants of Training Institutions

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Commandant National Defence Academy Vice Admiral Ajay Kochhar
VAdm Ajay Kochhar, AVSM, NM.jpg
AVSM, NM [27][28]
Commandant Indian Naval Academy Puneet Kumar Bahl
VAdm Puneet K Bahl.jpg
AVSM, VSM [29][30]
Commandant Naval War College, Goa Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar
Rajesh-Dhankhar-e1622553558708.webp
NM [31]
Commandant College of Defence Management Rear Admiral Sanjay Datt
Comdt-main-photo.jpg
VSM [32]

Flag Officers Commanding Fleets

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet Rear Admiral Sameer Saxena
Rear Admiral Sameer Saxena took over as Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet.jpg
NM [33]
Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet Sanjay Bhalla
RAdm Sanjay Bhalla took over as the Fleet Commander, Eastern Fleet.jpg
NM [34]

Flag officers Commanding Naval Areas

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Area Rear Admiral Sandeep Mehta
Rear-Admiral-Sandeep-Mehta-e1639664301409.jpg
VSM [35]
Flag Officer Commanding Gujarat Area Manish Chadha
FOGNA- RAdm Manish Chadha.jpg
VSM [36]
Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area &
Flag Officer Naval Aviation
Vikram Menon
Foga display 1 copy.jpg
VSM [37]
Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Area Atul Anand
Pix 1 82.jpg
AVSM, VSM [38]
Flag Officer Commanding Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Area Sai Venkat Raman
FOTNA.jpg
VSM [39]

Admiral Superintendents Naval Dockyards

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Admiral Superintendent
Naval Dockyard (Mumbai)
Rear Admiral K. P. Arvindan
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VSM [40]
Admiral Superintendent
Naval Dockyard (Visakhapatnam)
Sanjay Sadhu
Sadhu11.jpg
NM [41]
Admiral Superintendent
Naval Ship Repair Yard, Kochi
Subir Mukherjee [42]
Admiral Superintendent
Naval Ship Repair Yard, Karwar
D. K. Goswami
Images.DK Goswami.jpg
[43]

Other Flag Officers

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Flag Officer Defence Advisory Group Rear Admiral Mahesh Singh
Rear Adm Mahesh Singh, NM.jpg
NM [44]
Flag Officer Submarines A. Y. Sardesai
RAdm AY Sardesai.jpg
[45]
Flag Officer Sea Training Rahul Vilas Gokhale
Rahul Vilas Gokhale.jpg
NM [46]
Chief Staff Officer (Training) T. V. N. Prasanna
R Adm T V N Prasanna.jpg
VSM [47]
Joint Secretary (Navy & Defence Staff) Kapil Mohan Dhir
JS(Navy DefenceStaff)3SRF.jpg
AVSM, VSM [48]
Command Medical Officer Western Naval Command Surgeon Rear Admiral Arti Sarin
Surg RAdm Arti Sarin.jpg
[49]
Command Medical Officer Eastern Naval Command C. S. Naidu
Surg RAdm CS Naidu.jpg
VSM [50]
Commanding Officer INHS Asvini Anupam Kapur
Surg RAdm Anupam kapur, CO Asvini.jpg
NM [51]
Command Medical Officer Southern Naval Command Dinesh Sharma
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[52]

See also

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