P Upadhyay INAS takes over as Director General of Naval Armament

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P Upadhyay, INAS has taken over as Director General of Naval Armament (DGONA) from KSC Iyer, who superannuated on 31 May 23.

An overview of the news

  • P Upadhyay is an officer of the 1987 batch of Indian Naval Armament Service. 

  • He joined the Naval Armament Organization of the Indian Navy on 12 July 1989. 

  • An Electrical Engineering Graduate from SGSITS Indore, he earned his Post Graduate degrees from Devi Ahilya University in Electrical Engineering with specialization in 'Digital Techniques and Instrumentation' in 1988. 

  • He is postgraduate in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune with specialisation in 'Guided Missiles', in 1995. 

  • In a span of 34 years, he has held various important assignments at NAD (Visakhapatnam), NAD (Karanja), NAD (Trombay), NAD (Alwaye). 

  • He is an alumnus of Naval Defence College of NDC-53.

  • He is also adept at missile and torpedo maintenance apart from having expertise on ammunition disposal.

Naval Armament

  • The Naval Armament Directorate is responsible for the development, procurement, and maintenance of armament systems for the Indian Navy. 

  • It plays a vital role in equipping the naval forces with advanced weaponry and supporting their operational readiness.

  • It plays a crucial role in promoting indigenous development and self-reliance in armament systems. 

  • P. Upadhyay will contribute to the Indian Navy's "Make in India" initiative by supporting indigenous research, development, and production capabilities.

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