Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 Jul 1982. He is an alumnus of Sainik School Rewa, National Defence Academy (Pune), the Defence Services Staff College (Wellington), the College of Naval Warfare (Mumbai) and the National Defence College (Pretoria, South Africa). The Admiral is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi) and has received his Masters in Defence and Strategic Studies from the Madras University.
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.
Vice Admiral Jain has commanded INS Nirghat (Missile Boat), INS Khukri (Missile Corvette), INS Rajput (Destroyer) and the indigenous Destroyer, INS 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.
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.
On promotion to the Flag Rank on 03 Oct 2011, he was appointed as the first Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area, Karwar. Thereafter, he commanded the prestigious Eastern Fleet and had also served as the Chief of Staff, HQ SNC. He was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral on 01 Apr 15 while he was Controller Personnel Services (CPS). The Flag Officer was holding the appointment of Chief of Staff, HQ ENC prior to taking over as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff on 12 Dec 17.
For his distinguished service, he was awarded Vishisht Seva Medal in 2009 and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2015.
He is married to Mrs Devina Jain and they have two grown up children.