Vice Adm. (Retd.) Anup Singh


Vice Adm. (Retd.) Anup Singh

Former Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, India

After four decades of service in the white uniform, Vice Admiral Anup Singh superannuated from the Indian Navy, on 31st October 2011. His seagoing assignments included command of four warships, viz. Matanga, Veer, Ranvir, and Delhi. As a Flag Officer, he commanded India’s Western Fleet wherein he led Operation SUKOON involving the evacuation of non-combatants from war-torn Lebanon, in July 2006. Before retirement, his last assignment was that of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, from August 2009 till October 2011.

An enthusiast on maritime issues, his areas of research include the Maritime Economy, Maritime Security, and the South China Sea imbroglio.

He is a visiting faculty member at India’s National Defence College (NDC) and the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), New Delhi. He is also Director (Strategic Studies) at the Society for Indian Ocean Studies (SIOS), a Board Member at the Centre for Armed Forces’ Historical Research at the United Services Institution (USI), and an advisor (History) to the Indian Navy.