New Delhi: (Defence News) Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi has assumed charge as Director General Naval Operations (DGNO) on Thursday. He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy Khadakwasla and was commissioned in the Navy on July 1, 1985. Vice Admiral Tripathi is a flag officer and is a specialist in communication and electronic warfare. He has served on frontline warships of the Navy as Signal Communication Officer and Electronic Warfare Officer, and later as the Executive Officer and Principal Warfare Officer of Guided Missile Destroyer INS Mumbai.
The Flag Officer has graduated from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, where he was awarded the Thimmaiya Medal. He has attended Naval Higher Command Course and Naval Command College at the US Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island in 2007-08, where he won the Prestigious Robert E Bateman International Prize. He has commanded INS Vinash, INS Kirch and INS Trishul and has held various important operational and staff appointments which include Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet at Mumbai, Captain (Naval Operations), Cmde (Network Centric Operations), Principal Director Naval Plans, and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy and Plans) at Naval Headquarters.
The new DGNO has commanded the Eastern Fleet from January 15, 2018, to March 30, 2019. On promotion to the rank of Vice-Admiral in June 2019, he was appointed as the Commandant of the prestigious Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala, Kerala. The academy was awarded the President’s Colour in November 2019 by the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
He is a recipient of ‘Ati Vishisht Seva Medal’ and ‘Nausena Medal’ for devotion to duty. He is a keen student of international relations, military history, and art and science of leadership.
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