Question: Who has been appointed as the Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area recently?
(a) Rajesh Pendharkar
(b) Sanjay Roye
(c) Alok Bhatnagar
(d) Anil Kumar Chawla
- On 25 Mar 2019; Rear Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar, VSM has taken over the charge as the Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area.
- He was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Jan 1987 and is an Anti-Submarine Warfare specialist.
- The Flag Officer is a recipient of the Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service.
- He also worked as Executive Officer of missile converter INS Kirpan and missile destroyer INS Mysore and command of missile converter INS Kora, missile frigate INS Shivalik and the aircraft carrier INS Viraat.
- He served as the Chief Staff Officer (Operations) at Headquarters Western Naval Command.