Vice Admiral J T G Pereira (retd), Indian Navy’s former Chief of Materials, died on weekday when a short health problem, family sources aforementioned. He was 97.
Vice Adm Pereira, World Health Organization settled at Uran in conterminous Raigad district when his retirement in 1979, died at the coastal city within the wee hours, a former colleague aforementioned.
‘JTG” as he was famed in Navy circles, was the Chief commissioned officer (Tech) of the Western military service Command throughout the 1971 war. He was awarded the PVSM within the rank of commissioned naval officer for the outstanding performance of India’s assets throughout the war.
Vice Adm Pereira joined the Royal military service faculty Dartmouth College, kingdom as a trainee in 1939 and graduated from the Royal applied science faculty Plymouth in Mechanical and Marine Engineering.
A year later he completed his post-graduation from Royal military service faculty Greenwich, UK, in Advanced Engineering and style Propulsion Systems. He was among the fifteen selected from India for associate degree applied science Course conducted by France in Paris.
During his four-decade-long career within the Navy, he command with distinction several necessary appointments each toward land and confused. He had conjointly directed the R&D work for the Navy.
Born on February thirteen, 1923, at Kannur in Kerala, he served within the Mumbai’s military service waterfront, 1st because the Industrial Manager and later because the Admiral Superintendent, and was instrumental in making the shipyards Production designing and management Department.