Past Events

Admiral RD Katari Chair

Admiral RD Katari was an Indian Navy Admiral who served as the 3rd Chief of the Naval Staff.  He was the first Indian to hold the office and succeeded as the last British officer to the post, Vice Admiral Sir Stephen Hope Carlill.  In the year 1995 the Naval Headquarters decided to established a Chair in the name of Admiral RD Katari and the Chair commenced in the year 1997.  The first Chair was allotted to Vice Adm RB Suri, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd), who researched on the topic “Shape and Size of the Indian Navy in the Early 21st Century”.