Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat

Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, PVSM , AVSM is a former Chief of the Naval Staff of India. After graduating from the National Defence Academy, he was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 1 January 1960. In his 36 years of service he was actively associated with the 1961 Goa Liberation Operations and 1971 Indo–Pak war. A graduate from the National Defence College Bhagwat was conferred with the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) in 1986 and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) on 26 January 1996.