Rear Admiral Sandeep Beecha took over as Commandant of the Naval War
College from Rear Admiral Monty Khanna, at a ceremonial parade held at INS
Mandovi, Goa on November 29. Naval War College is the pre-eminent Iconic
Institution facilitating Higher Education, War gaming and Cutting Edge Research
on Maritime Security and Warfare at Strategic and Operational level.
Rear Admiral Sandeep Beecha is an alumnus of Naval Academy and was
commissioned in the Indian Navy on 21 Jul 1986. He is a Navigation and
Direction Specialist. He has commanded CGS C-05, INS Ajay, INS Vindhyagiri, INS
Rajput and he has earlier served at Goa as Commanding Officer of INS Mandovi.
His staff appointments include Joint Director Staff Requirements, Naval
Assistant to the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff and Principal Director Foreign
Cooperation, all at Naval Headquarters, New Delhi.
The officer has undergone the Principal Warfare Officers (PWO Basic) Course
at HMS Dryad (UK), the Staff Course at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and the Naval Higher
Command Course at Mumbai. He is a post graduate in Defence Studies and holds
the degree of MSc in Strategic Studies.
The officer has also served in the capacity of Naval Adviser at the High
Commission in London. On promotion to Flag Rank, the officer was appointed as
the Flag Officer Gujarat Naval Area and presently took over as Commandant of
the Naval War College, Goa on 29 November.