Indian Business and Professional Council, Dubai Cordially invites you to a Keynote Address on
“Economic Security and Maritime Affairs” by Admiral Sureesh Mehta PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy at 1930 hrs on Wednesday, 7th February 2007, Movenpick Hotel, Bur Dubai.
Admiral Sureesh Mehta is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned in the Indian Navy in July 1967. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Fleet Air Arm and extensively flew Sea Hawk aircraft from the carrier, INS Vikrant. The Flag Officer is a graduate of the prestigious Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, and has also carried out instructional duties as a Directing Staff in that institute. At a subsequent stage, in 1994, he attended the National Defence College in New Delhi. His earlier important afloat and ashore appointments include the command of the frigate INS Beas and the first indigenously-built guided missile Frigate of the Indian Navy - INS Godavari. He has also had the distinction of commanding one of the premier Naval Air Stations of the Navy – INS Garuda.
In his last assignment, Admiral Mehta commanded the premier Eastern Naval Command (ENC) of the Indian Navy, from 30 Sep 05. During his tenure, the Eastern Naval Command was involved in numerous operational missions in the Bay of Bengal and South East Asia. The Command also hosted the first ever President’s Fleet Review on the Eastern Sea Board in Feb 06, which saw the participation of over 66 ships and 50 aircraft of the combined Indian Fleet.
The Admiral was awarded the ‘Ati Vishist Seva Medal’ in 1995 and ‘Param Vishist Seva Medal’ in 2005 for his exceptional meritorious services.