COMMANDANT

Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM

VAdm Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM, an alumnus of National Defence Academy Khadakwasla, was commissioned in the Navy on 01 Jul 85. A Communication and Electronic Warfare specialist, he has served on frontline warships of the Navy as Signal Communication Officer and Electronic Warfare Officer, and later as the Executive Officer and Principal Warfare Officer of Guided Missile Destroyer INS Mumbai.
He has commanded INS Vinash, INS Kirch and INS Trishul. He has held various important operational and staff appointments which include Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet at Mumbai, Director of Naval Operations, Principle Director Network Centric Operations, Principal Director Naval Plans, and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy and Plans) at Naval Headquarters. A graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, where he was awarded the Thimmaiya Medal, Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi AVSM, NM has attended Naval Higher Command Course and Naval Command College at the US Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island in 2007-08, where he won the Prestigious Robert E Bateman International Prize.
The Flag Officer has commanded the Eastern Fleet from 15 Jan 18 to 30 Mar 19. The successful completion of the Fleet Command tenure brought an end to the about over-20 years of cumulative Sea Service in his distinguished naval career of over 34 years. On promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral the Flag Officer, with his rich experience of Ops and Plans, took over as the Commandant, Indian Naval Academy on 12 Jun 19.
Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi AVSM, NM is a recipient of Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Nausena Medal for devotion to duty. He is also a keen sportsman and avidly follows Golf, Tennis, Volleyball and Cricket. He is married to Mrs Shashi Tripathi, an artist and homemaker and the couple have one son, who is a practising Lawyer.