Rear Admiral Sandeep Beecha took over the reins of the Naval War College from Rear Admiral Monty Khan as its third Commandant, at a ceremonial parade held at INS Mandovi, Goa on November 29, 2017.
Rear Admiral Sandeep Beecha is an alumnus of Naval Academy and was commissioned in the Indian Navy on Jully 21, 1986. He is a Navigation and Direction Specialist. He has commanded CGS C-05, INS Ajay, INS Vindhyagiri, INS Rajput and he has earlier served at Goa as Commanding Officer of INS Mandovi. His staff appointments include Joint Director Staff Requirements, Naval Assistant to the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff and Principal Director Foreign Cooperation, all at Naval Headquarters, New Delhi.
The officer has undergone the Principal Warfare Officers (PWO Basic) Course at HMS Dryad (UK), the Staff Course at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and the Naval Higher Command Course at Mumbai. He is a post graduate in Defence Studies and holds the degree of MSc in Strategic Studies.