Admiral Puruvir Das, took over the reins of the Gujarat, Daman and Diu Naval
Area (FOGNA) from Rear Admiral Sanjay Roye, Vishisht Seva Medal as its fourth
Flag Officer Commanding at a ceremonial parade held at Headquarters Gujarat,
Daman and Diu Naval Area on February 10th.
career spanning 30 years, the Admiral, an alumnus of the 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.
Navy gives very high priority to the frontline state of Gujarat; due to its
strategic location, 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