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New flag officer takes charge of Goa naval area

New flag officer takes charge of Goa naval area

11 Feb 2018 No comment 13 hits

PANAJI: The Indian Navy has transferred Rear Admiral Puneet K Bahl to the Maharashtra Naval Area and handed over command of the Goa Naval Area and naval aviation to Rear Admiral Philipose George Pynumootil. Pyunmootil earlier served as the assistant chief of naval staff at the ministry of defence in Delhi, overseeing aviation assets. During his tenure, he oversaw the induction of the Boeing P8I, MiG 29K, and the Hawk aircraft into the Navy fleet.
"Rear Admiral Philipose George Pynumootil, NM, has assumed charge as the Flag Officer Commanding Goa Naval Area (FOGA) and Flag Officer Naval Aviation (FONA) on February 10," said the Indian Navy in an official note.

Hailing from a family with a rich military background, Pynumootil is a qualified helicopter pilot and has commanded the aircraft carrier-based anti-submarine squadron INAS 330. He has also commanded the INS Nashak, INS Kirpan, and INS Brahmaputra and was awarded the Nao Sena Medal for his tenure in command of INS Brahmaputra.


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