1. Vice Admiral KR Nair, PVSM,
VSM took over as the Chief of Materiel of Indian
Navy on 31 March 2014.
2. Vice Admiral KR Nair was
commissioned on 01 Jan 1977 and is an alumnus of
National Defence Academy and National Defence
College. The Flag Officer has held various
appointments at sea and in Repair & Training
Organisations including the appointment of
Additional and Deputy General Manager at Naval
Dockyard, Mumbai, Principal Director Weapon and
Equipment at IHQ MoD(N).
3. He was also the
Commanding Officer of INS Tunir at Mumbai. The Flag
Officer was appointed as the Assistant Chief of
Materiel (Information Technology and Systems) on
promotion to Flag rank. He was Admiral
Superintendent Dockyard (Visakhapatnam) from Apr
2011 to May 2012.
4. The Admiral
has been awarded Vishisht Seva Medal in 2007 and
Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2012. The Flag
Officer was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral
on 01 Nov 12 and has held the appointment of
Controller Warship Production and Acquisition
from 01 Nov 12 to 31 Mar 14, prior assuming the
appointment of Chief of Materiel.
5. The Vice
Admiral is married to Mrs Padmini Nair and has