Rear Admiral Sanjay Vatsayan has taken charge as Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor of the National Defence Academy (NDA). The Admiral is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Pune (1986), Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, India, Naval War College, Mumbai and National Defence College, New Delhi. He was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1988 and specialised in Gunnery and missile systems in 1994.
He has done his specialist tenures on frontline ships of the Indian Navy, including as the commissioning crew of Guided Missile Destroyer and INS Mysore. He has also served as the Executive Officer of INS Mysore.
His Command assignments include a Coast Guard IPV, Missile vessels INS Vibhuti and INS Nashak, missile corvette INS Kuthar and Guided Missile Frigate INS Sahyadri (commissioning crew).His important staff assignments include Joint Director of Personnel, Director of Personnel (Policy), Director Naval Plans (Perspective Planning), Principal Director Naval Plans and Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Policy & Plans) at Integrated Headquarters Ministry of Defence and Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Vishakhapatnam, before assuming charge as Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor at the NDA.