Commodore R Seshadri Vasan

Commodore R Seshadri Vasan

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Director of The Chennai Centre for China Studies, Head Strategy and Security Studies at the Centre for Asia Studies

An alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, the College of Naval Warfare College and the International Visitor Leadership Programme, USA. Commodore R Seshadri Vasan has a distinguished career spanning over 34 years. His wide ranging appointments both at sea and shore including Command of warships, appointment in career borne wing of INS Vikrant, command of long range Maritime Reconnaissance / ASW squadron, member examiner of the Aircrew Categorisation and Standardisation Board (AIRCATS), Chief Staff Officcer (Operations) at Southern Naval Command, the premier training command of the Indian Navy. He commissioned a major naval air station INS Garuda on the west coast. As a Director at Naval Headquarters, he was responsible for Aviation Planning nad Acquisition.

He was also in charge of Air Operations and Training at NHQ. He was on the faculty for over two years at the prestigious Naval War College that trains senior level officers from all the three services. He was on deputation to Indian Coast Guard From 2000 to 2003 as the Eastern Regional Commander with maritime jurisdiction in the Bay of Bengal including the Indo Bangladesh maritime border and the Indo Sri Lanka maritime boundary. He was charged with the task of 14SR, EEZ survellaince, anti-piracy, Search and Rescue, anti-poaching and marine pollution prevention. During this time he was also responsible for advising the newly formed Coastal Security Group regarding training at sea.

Commodore R Seshadri Vasan has a distinguished career spanning over 34 years

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