Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, PVSM, AVSM, NM(Bar)
During his long and distinguished service spanning over 38 years, he has served in a variety of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. Vice Admiral Sinha, a Qualified Flying Instructor, has over 2700 hrs of flying on 18 different types of aircraft. The majority of his flying has been on the Sea Harrier from the aircraft carriers.
He has Commanded two Sea Harrier Squadrons and Air Station INS Hansa, at Goa. His sea Commands include ICGS Ranijindan, INS Saryu, INS Shakti, and INS Delhi. In the Flag rank, Admiral Sinha has held a wide array of appointments such as Flag Officer Naval Aviation (FONA), Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Air [ACNS(Air)], the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet (FOCWF) and Controller Personnel Services (CPS) before taking over as the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC).