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Muckatira Lieutenant Commander Suraj Aiyappa

Muckatira Lieutenant Commander Suraj Aiyappa, son of Lt. Col. MA Kariappa, SM (Retd.) and Mrs. Saraswathy Kariappa (taamane Analamada), selected to represent the Indian Navy for the prestigious Staff Course at US Naval War College, Rhode Island, USA.



Lt. Col. MA Kariappa, SM (Retd.)


Mrs. Saraswathy Kariappa (Thamane Annalamada),


Dr. Yamuna ( Thamane Maneyapanda )


Pooja Kariappa


Suraj completed his schooling from the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun and thereafter joined the Naval Academy from where he graduated as the Academy Cadet Captain. He was awarded the Sword of Honour and the Chief of Naval Staff Gold Medal for standing first in overall order of merit on being commissioned into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy in 2010

During his tenure, Suraj has held various appointments including Commanding Officer of a Fast Attack Craft, Instructor at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and important operational appointments onboard frontline warships of the Indian Navy. He specializes in Communication and Electronic Warfare and stood first in his specialization course. He also had the privilege of commanding the Guard of Honour to the President of India during the International Fleet Review held at Visakhapatnam in 2016. Suraj has joined officers from 52 other countries for the Staff Course at USA this year.