Current Senior Management

Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, IN (Retd)
Chairman and Former Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy

Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, IN (Retd), who was the Republic of India’s 24th Chief of the Naval Staff (31 May 2019 to 30 November 2021), assumed the chairmanship of the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi, on 17 January 2022.

An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, and the College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai, the Admiral was commissioned into the Indian Navy in July of 1980.  A Naval aviator of repute, he earned his wings in 1981 as a helicopter pilot and has flown extensively on the Chetak (Alouette Mk III) and several variants of Kamov helicopters. Read More

Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM & Bar, VSM, IN (Retd)
Director General

An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, the Defence Services Staff College, the Naval War College, and the National Defence College, with BSc, MSc and MPhil degrees under his belt, Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM & Bar, VSM, is currently the Director-General of the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi.  The admiral retired on 30 November 2013 after an illustrious four-decade-long career in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy.  His sea-going service incorporated as many as four Command Tenures, culminating in his command of the aircraft carrier, the ViraatRead More

Captain Sarabjeet S Parmar
Executive Director

An alumnus of National Defence Academy (NDA) Kharakwasla and Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) Wellington, Capt Parmar was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jul 87. The officer is a Seaking pilot who has commanded INS Bedi, INS Sharda and INAS 330. He was member of the XI Indian Antarctic Summer Expedition in 1991 and has attended the South Asia Regional Governance and Management Defence Course Conducted by the British Government at Colombo in 2005. He represented the Indian Navy in the first international HOSTAC (helicopter operations from ships other than aircraft carriers) conference held at Norfolk, USA in 2008.  Read More

Commander Saurav Mohanty
Deputy Director

Commander Saurav Mohanty is an alumnus of Naval Academy, Goa. He was commissioned into the Navy on 01 Jan 02.

He is presently appointed as Deputy Director of the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi.

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