Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan
Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM & Bar, VSM, is currently the Director-General of the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi.
The admiral retired on 30 November 2013 after an illustrious four-decade-long career in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy. He has been the principal evaluator of the Navy’s battle-tactics, the Head of the Naval Training Team at the Defence Services Staff College, and the Principal Director of Naval Operations. His sea-going service incorporates four command-appointments including the guided-missile frigate, INS Brahmaputra, and, culminating in his command of the aircraft carrier, the Viraat. As a Vice Admiral, he has been Chief of Staff of the Western Naval Command; the Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy (Ezhimala). He is a prolific writer with over 85 published professional articles and papers, and, a respected Adviser and Fellow of several important think-tanks including the Ananta-Aspen Centre; the Forum for Strategic and Security Studies; and, the Centre for Advanced Strategic and Security Studies.