Rear Admiral Vennam Srinivas, NM has assumed the duties of Flag Officer Submarines from Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru, NM today, 24 October 16. Rear Adm Srinivas was commissioned on 01 July 87, and has served 25 years in the Submarine Arm. He has commanded two conventional submarines, a destroyer prior assuming command of the nuclear submarine INS Chakra. Whilst serving ashore, the officer commanded the Navy’s submarine training establishment and has been the Principal Director at Naval Headquarters. He is an alumnus of prestigious College of Naval Warfare and has also completed the Staff Course in Defence Services Staff College at Wellington.