Rear Admiral Anand Iyer,VSM has taken over as the Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor of NDA. He replaces the incumbent Air Vice Marshal A S Bhonsle who has proceeded on transfer as the Senior Officer in charge of Administration (SOA) at HQ South Western Air Command (SWAC).
Rear Admiral Anand Iyer is an alumnus of NDA 53rd Course and Naval Academy and was commissioned in the Communications Branch of the Indian Navy on January 1,1980. The Admiral is a post graduate from Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) Wellington and Cranfield University in United Kingdom,and holds an M Phil degree on National Security Studies from the National Defence College,India. In addition,he has completed professional courses at Leningrad,USSR and Cranfield University,UK.
During a career spanning more than 30 years,he has held a mix of operational and staff appointments. A specialist in Communication and Electronic Warfare,he has commanded Indian Naval Ships Kora,Ranvir and Mumbai. He has also held many staff and operational appointments at Naval Headquarters.
He was awarded the Vashisht Seva Medal (VSM) by the President of India in recognition of his service said a press release issued by the NDA.