REAR ADMIRAL TARUN SOBTI, VSM
Rear Admiral Tarun Sobti, VSM was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jul 1988. He is an alumnus of the 72nd Course, National Defence Academy, Khadakwasala, and was awarded the President’s Gold Medal on passing out. He was the recipient of the ‘Binoculars’ during Sea Cadet Training and Sword of Honour during Midshipmen training. The Flag Officer is a Navigation and Direction specialist, where he stood first in the Course and was adjudged the Best All-round Trainee.
He did the Overseas Staff Course from France in 2002-2003 and the Naval Higher Command Course in 2009-2010, where he was awarded the CNS Gold Medal.
His afloat appointments include Navigating Officer of INS Kirpan, Commissioning Navigating Officer of INS Mysore, Direction Officer, INS Viraat and Executive Officer, INS Delhi. The Flag Officer has commanded INS Nishank, INS Kora and was the commissioning CO of INS Kolkata.
He has also held important staff appointments that include Joint Director of Staff Requirements and Joint Director of Personnel at Naval Headquarters and Captain Work Up at Local Workup Team (East). He also served as the Naval Attaché at the Embassy of India, Moscow from 2016 to 2018.
On promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral, the Flag Officer took over as the Deputy Commandant, Indian Naval Academy on 04 Mar 19. The Flag Officer is married to Mrs Shagun Sobti, who is an Educationist. They have one daughter who works in the field of International Development.