New Delhi: Vice Admiral Narayan Prasad is set to take over as the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders' new CMD as his name has been recommended by the Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB).
Vice Admiral Prasad was the only candidate interviewed for the post. He was commissioned into the Indian Navy as an Engineering Officer in July 1983 and holds a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also has an MPhil in Defence and Strategic Studies. An alumnus of Sainik School, Tilaiya and National Defence Academy, he has held various important positions in the Indian Navy, including operations, Staff, Dockyard and Strategic Projects. He served onboard frontline warships Talwar, Ranjit, Rana and also as the Fleet Engineer Officer of Eastern Fleet.
Prior to this appointment, Vice Admiral Prasad served as the Assistant Chief of Materiel (Nuclear Systems Maintenance) at Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy) at New Delhi, Admiral Superintendent of Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam, and Chief Staff Officer (Technical), ENC. He has been awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Nausena Medal for his distinguished services.
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