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New Delhi, February 12, 2020
Rear Admiral Puruvir Das took over the reins of the Gujarat, Daman and Diu Naval Area from Rear Admiral Sanjay Roye as its fourth Flag Officer Commanding at a ceremonial parade held at Headquarters Gujarat, Daman and Diu Naval Area on February 10.
In a career spanning 30 years, the Admiral, an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA), has held numerous specialist, staff and operational appointments; both afloat and ashore. The officer has commanded Indian Naval ships Kozhikode, Kora, Shivalik and the aircraft carrier Vikramaditya.
An official press release said the Navy gives very high priority to the frontline state of Gujarat due to its strategic location, the vast coastline and economic importance for India.
The FOGNA is responsible to the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command for all Naval operations in Gujarat, Daman and Diu Naval Area, the release added.