Biography of 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. Laxminarayan Ramdas was commissioned in the Indian navy on September 1, 1953.

Laxminarayan Ramdas Career

Ramdas was trained as a communication specialist in the Royal Naval Staff College in the United Kingdom. Laxminarayan Ramdas 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.

Laxminarayan Ramdas 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.

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