Admiral Raman Puri retired as the Chief of Integrated Service Command (CISC) in 2006 after a distinguished service of 40 years in the Indian Navy. Adm. Puri served in a number of important positions during his career. These include a Destroyer and a Carrier Command, Founder Director of the College of Naval Warfare, Director Staff Requirements (NHQ),the Flag Officer Offshore Defence Advisory Group (FODAG), Flag Officer Maharashtra Naval Area (FOMA), Fortress Commander Andaman and Nicobar Islands (FORTAN), Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (DCNS), and Commander in Chief of the Eastern Naval Command. During his tenure as CISC issues of Defence planning process, Defence acquisition process, Joint Operations, Logistics and Training were dealt with from the Higher Defence and Strategic level perspective. Currently he is Distinguished Fellow, VIF.
36 years of long journey in Military Service bears testimony of maturation of his experience in leadership, active operations, ingenious administration and prowess in human resource management and development in most diverse and challenging environments. Has the distinction of seven tenures in Jammu and Kashmir and actively took part in operations in Counter Insurgency and Border area.
Professional Experience: Commander, Junior Leaders Wing, Belgaum, Additional Directorate General of Rashtriya Rifles, Group Commander, National Cadet Corps, Brigadier General Staff Administration, Dakshin Bharat Area , Brigade Commander
Had the honour to induct first Army brigade in the ‘Red Corridor’ in Chhattisgarh where a field formation had never operated before. Being pioneers in the area, it involved conceptualization and detailed planning, which resulted in a successful operation.
Awards Has been awarded Chief of the Army Staff Commendation Card for
exemplary and distinguished service.
Served in the Indian Army from 1962-1992, holding prestigious assignments. Awarded Vishist Seva Medal in 1984. Organised in 2002 the first ever International Re-union of Indian National Army (INA) Veterans
including those from the Rani Jhansi Regiment and the Tokyo Cadets hailing from the Southeast Asian countries, Australia and UK so as to join in celebrations with a large number of their erstwhile Indian comrades.
Led the delegation from India for the Diamond Anniversary of the Declaration of the Provisional Government of Free India by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in 1943, celebrated at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on October23, 2003. Founder Member of Forum for Integrated National Security, an
General Administration: 1972-1998 :- Assigned various command, staff and regimental appointments which provided extensive exposure to training techniques, management, logistics and administrative functions including being instructor in National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla; Brigade Major, Counter Insurgency (Mizoram) and a Company Commander in Siachen, J&K.
Defence Advisor in Cairo, Egypt: January 1998 – June 2001: Extensive interaction with the member of the Diplomatic Corps of other countries and close interaction with the Egyptian Defence establishment.
Brigade Commander: July 2001 – August 2003: Commanded an infantry brigade in Punjab and took part in Op Parakram post the terrorist attack on the Parliament.
General Officer Commanding: June 2005 – December 2006: The jurisdiction of responsibility included almost the whole of South India.
Chairman, Board of Administration – CSD: January 2007- October 2009: Head of Canteen Stores Department managing 34 Depots, 3500 outlets across India with a turnover of Rs. 7500 Crores. One of the biggest retail and supply chain management in the whole of South Asia.
Managing Director, Army Group Insurance Fund: December 2009 – August 2016: Responsible for insurance of officers and jawans of the entire Indian Army as also managing investment of a corpus of Rs. 40,000 crores approx.
PVSM, AVSM,YSM, SM , Comdt, Army War College
Lt. General Kamat, A highly decorated officer, the General has been the proud recipient of the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM), Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), Yudh Seva Medal (YSM) and the Sena Medal (SM). An Alumnus of Sainik School, Bijapur and NDA (Natioanl Defence Academy) Khadakwasla, the General was commissioned into the Madras Regiment in June 1973. A cerebral scholar warrior, he is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Higher Command Course and the prestigious National Defence College.
A professional to the core, he has rich and varied experience having tented important staff and command appointments in challenging op environment and diverse terrain.The General has commanded an infantry battalion on the line of Control in J&K during peak insurgent activity from 1993 to 1995.
He has also commanded an infantry brigade during “OP PARAKRAM”and an infantry division with operational role in the deserts and the Rann of Kutch. His enviable repertoire of staff appointments includes the prestigious tenure of Defence Advisor to the Indian High Commissioner in Malaysia, the significant position of Additional Military Secretary at the Army Headquarters and Chief of Staff at a Command Headquarter.He has contributed immensely to operational planning and training of his formations as Chief of Staff and Brigadier General Staff of a Corps in the Eastern Command.
Professor G S Murthy is an eminent Scholar and retired head of the chemistry department from Andhra University. He completed his PhD in the year 1971. He had written more than 59 publications in several International magazines which of high repute. Under his guidance 4 PhDs and 4 M.Phill degrees were awarded to students. He played senior leadership roles in several top Institutions like Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists and Allied Scientist. He won life time achievement award in Nuclear Chemistry from BARC. He won several prestigious awards all over the globe for his contributions in teaching, research and development. He has been playing an important role in building the nation with culture awareness and foundations of our Indian values. He trained several civil servants and member of several cultural institutions. Well accomplished scholar, researcher, educationalist, nationalist and mentor.
He worked very closely with Nanaji Deshmukh, who was popularly known as Guru of our honourable ex. Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee.