Chief Of Integrated Defence Staff
To The Chairman Chiefs Of Staff Committee (CISC)

VICE ADMIRAL ATUL KUMAR JAIN, PVSM, AVSM, VSM CHIEF OF INTEGRATED DEFENCE STAFF TO THE CHAIRMAN, COSC

CHIEF OF INTEGRATED DEFENCE STAFF TO THE CHAIRMAN CHIEFS OF STAFF COMMITTEE

1.   Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 Jul 1982. He is an alumnus of Sainik School Rewa (Madhya Pradesh), National Defence Academy (Pune), the Defence Services Staff College (Wellington), the College of Naval Warfare (Mumbai) and the National Defence College (Pretoria, South Africa).

2.   The Flag Officer is a Gunnery and Missile Specialist. During the earlier part of his career, he has held various operational and staff appointments, both afloat and ashore including Gunnery Officer of Destroyers INS Ranvijay and INS Ranvir.

3.  He has commanded Indian Naval Ships Nirghat (Missile Boat), Khukri (Missile Corvette), Rajput (Destroyer) and the indigenous Guided Missile Destroyer, Mysore. He also had the privilege of being the commissioning Executive Officer of INS Brahmaputra and the Fleet Operations Officer of the Eastern Fleet at Visakhapatnam.

4.  His appointments ashore include Director Naval Intelligence (Protocol), Director Foreign Liaison and Principal Director Staff Requirement at Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy), New Delhi.

5.  He was appointed as the first Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area, Karwar on promotion to the Flag Rank on 03 Oct 2011 as Rear Admiral. Thereafter, he commanded the prestigious Eastern Fleet and then served as the Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command.

6.  On promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral on 01 Apr 15, he tenanted the appointment of Controller Personnel Services (CPS) at IHQ MoD(N) and then served as the Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam. VAdm Jain also held the appointment of Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Policy Planning & Force Development), at HQIDS, New Delhi and was the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command from Jun 19 to Feb 21. He took over as the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) on 02 Mar 21.

7.  For his distinguished service, he was awarded Vishisht Seva Medal in 2009, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2015 and Param Vishisht Seva Medal in 2020.

8.   He is married to Mrs Devina Jain and they have two grown up children Prateek and Meghna.