Laxminarayan Ramdas

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Admiral (retired) Laxminarayan Ramdas served as Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian navy taking the reins on November 30, 1990. He was commissioned in the Indian navy on September 1, 1953.[1]

Career[edit]

Ramdas was trained as a communication specialist in the Royal Naval Staff College in the United Kingdom. He then went on to head in the Naval Academy in Kochi, Kerala. One of his major accomplishments was the reconnaissance and interdiction of enemy vessels and bombing of East Pakistan during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. Among the awards he won during his time in the Indian were: Vir Chakra, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and the Vishisht Seva Medal.[1]

He is also a keen sports person, enjoying cricket, golf and quite naturally yachting. In 2004 he was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Awards for peace for his efforts in trying to demilitarise and denuclearize South Asia.He is against Indian Nuclear Program and defence.[2]

Family[edit]

His daughter, Kavita Ramdas is married to a Pakistani man named Zulfiqar Ahmad. Ms.Kavita Ramdas runs an Organization called Global Fund for Women and her husband[3] is in South Asia Security and Cooperation bashing India .[4] Mrs. Lalita Ramdas's brother is married to a Muslim woman .[5]

Retirement[edit]

After retirement, Ramdas took up residence near the beach city of Alibag, Maharashtra. He was part of the group which filed a PIL in the Supreme Court of India against the appointment of Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh for the post of Chief of Army Staff.[6]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Jayant Ganpat Nadkarni
Chief of the Naval Staff
1990–1993
Succeeded by
Vijai Singh Shekhawat