Vice Admiral Pradeep K. Chatterjee assumed the command of the only unified tri-service command of the country, Andaman and Nicobar Command June 1, 2014. He was commissioned in the IN on January 1, 1977. He is a submariner and has commanded the Type 1500 submarines, Shankush and Shankul. He has also been the Inspector General Nuclear Safety and the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Integrated Headquarters, MoD (Navy). He is the recipient of AVSM and Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry).