FORMER CHIEFS OF THE
Vice Adm. Raman Puri
Vice Admiral Raman Puri,
PVSM, AVSM, VSM
Vice Admiral Raman Puri assumed charge as the second Chief of Integrated Service Command (CISC) on 17 October 2003. The term was changed from CIDS (Chief of Integrated Defence Staff) to Chief of Integrated Service Command (CISC) when Vice Admiral Puri took over. A specialist in gunnery and missile systems, he served as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC), prior to this appointment. Before taking over command of the ENC in January 2002, he had served as the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (DCNS) at the Naval HQ in New Delhi and the Fortress Commander of Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC).
His operational commands included India's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, the missile destroyer INS Rana and corvette INS Vijaydurg. He was also the commandant of the Naval College of Warfare. Widely respected in naval circles for his interest in technical matters, he is expected to use his expertise well in his appointment. He retired from the post of CISC and from the Indian Navy on 02 March 2006, after more than 40 years of glorious service.
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