He assumes office as the first Flag Officer in the newly created post

As the air arm of the Indian Navy increases its capabilities and size with the induction of new platforms such as MiG29K and Boeing P8I, it has appointed, for the first time, a senior officer as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff.

Rear Admiral Srinivas Kanugo has assumed office as the first Flag Officer in the newly created post of Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air Material) at the Integrated Headquarters of the Navy here.

The post has been created as the single point of responsibility for all matters related to aviation technical management of the Indian Navy. The ACNS (AM) will be responsible for planning and coordination of new induction of air equipment and systems, repair and overhaul of all existing aircraft, aero engines and associated equipment and systems as well as provisioning of air stores, an official release said here on Friday.

Rear Admiral Srinivas Kanugo is an electrical engineer who has held numerous challenging appointments in ships and air establishments during his 32 years of commissioned service in the Navy. He was awarded Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) in 2013 for his outstanding contribution to the Navy.

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