Chiefs of Naval Staff

Admiral Jayant Ganpat Nadkarni

Admiral Nadkarni was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service in 1969, the Naosena Medal in 1977, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 1983 and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) in 1985. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College (and the Naval War College, New Port, Rhode Island. He retired from the Indian Navy after 41 years service on 30 November 1990.

Admiral Nadkarni is married to Mrs. Vimal Nadkarni and they have two sons, one of whom is a Commander in the Indian Navy. Since retirement he has settled in Pune. He was one of the founding members of the Centre for Advanced Strategic Studies, a think tank in Pune and served as its first Director for three years. He writes on defence subjects frequently in newspapers and internet magazines.

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