Commodore Pradeep Singh is a recipient of the Nao Sena Medal, awarded by the President of India for his fearlessness and meticulous skills during the evacuation of non-combatants from the combat zone in Yemen in 2015. As the Commanding Officer of the latest guided missile frigate of the Indian Navy INS Tarkash, he played an instrumental role during Operation ‘Raahat’ – one of the most daring rescue missions undertaken by the Indian Navy, which led to the successful evacuation of over 4640 Indian citizens along with 960 foreign nationals from 34 other countries over the course of three weeks.
Commodore Pradeep Singh is a third generation defence officer serving in the Indian Armed Forces. He was commissioned in the Indian Navy in 1990 after graduating from the prestigious National Defence Academy in Pune, India in 1989. He displayed his true potential and valour right from his initiation and was awarded the Chief of Naval staff gold medal and the Sword of Honour for standing first in the order of merit and being the best all-round officer while undergoing training.
In his 28 years of Naval Service he has been in command of various warships and shore naval establishments. He also was the Defence Advisor to the Indian High Commission of Sri Lanka and the Maldives and was involved in defining policy options during Sri Lanka’s operations against the LTTE. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx A Nao Sena Medal Awardee by the President of India for his valiant act of gallantry in evacuating non-combatants stuck in a war zone, Commodore Singh has served 28 years for the Indian Navy. It was under his able administration that “Operation Rahat”- a rescue mission to save 5000 Indians stuck in Yemen, was launched and executed successfully. He was also the Defence Advisor to the Indian High Commission of Sri Lanka and Maldives. His contributions have been instrumental during Sri Lanka’s operations against the LTTE as well. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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