Nagpur: Vice Admiral Ashok Subhedar, originally hailing from Nagpur, has been awarded with Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) for his distinguished services to Indian Navy. The announcement in this regard was made on the eve of Republic Day. The President of India, in the coming days, will confer the PVSM on Vice Admiral Ashok Subhedar at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Ashok Subhedar was commissioned in Indian Navy on August 1, 1977. In the past 38 years, he served the Indian Navy in an excellent way. The Vice Admiral held various posts in the Navy in his illustrious career such as Chief Staff Officer (Technical) at Eastern Naval Command, Admiral at Navy Dockyard, Mumbai, Director General of Naval Projects, Mumbai, Controller of Warship Production and Acquisition, Naval Headquarters etc.
At present, Vice Admiral Ashok Subhedar is holding the post of Chief of Material in Naval Headquarters. This post is considered highly sophisticated technical post in Naval parlance. During his illustrious carrer in Indian Navy, the Vice Admiral mainly contributed his skills in Stealth Destroyer Kolkata and Kochi, ASW Corvett Kamoratha, NOPV Sumatra, dedication of contry’s first Scorpene submarine etc. He successfully implemented ‘Make In Navy’ venture on the lines of ‘Make In India.’
The Vice Admiral Ashok Subhedar was earlier in 2012 was honoured with Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) and Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) in 2009 for his commendable services to Indian Navy.