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Atul Anand appointed assistant chief of Naval Staff

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Rear Admiral Atul Anand has been appointed as the assistant chief of Naval Staff –Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence (FCI) here. He was commissioned in 1988, in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy.

An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, the Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, Bangladesh and the National Defence College, New Delhi, the Admiral is a specialist in navigation and direction. He has also attended the prestigious Advance Security Cooperation Course at the Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Hawaii, USA.

All women naval crew leaves Falklands: Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini which is circumnavigating the globe manned by an all-women crew on Sunday left Port Stanley in Falklands for its onward journey to Cape Town in South Africa.

Tarini had arrived at Port Stanley on 21 January after completion of the third leg of its maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe.  This historic circumnavigation attempt by an all-women crew is led by lieutenant commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises lieutenant commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta. The vessel is scheduled to reach Cape Town on 8 March.