IDF has received several personal responses on Admiral JG Nadkarni’s OBIT, and hence produces a few with his photograph.
Vice Admiral MP Awati former FOC-in-C West that IDF served briefly as COPO now called CSO(Ops), had a booming voice, a majestic gate and is devoted to the Navy even today and is credited for pushing the Navy’s Round The World Voyages which has earned Navy plaudits, has this to say, “Podgy’ Nadkarni was my contemporary, he belonged to a rare breed of seamen and leaders of seamen attempting to resurrect a once enviable maritime tradition. I was privileged to have his support when I was struggling to consolidate my attempt to revive interest in our history at sea.” Warm regards Manohar AwatI.
Cdr Hirak Nag writes, “As a Midshipman on the Delhi I was once made his ‘Doggie’ and remember once displaying my annoyance for him having sent me aft on a small errand and I had displayed my annoyance for being sent on what I thought, was an un-necessary job. Noting that he sent me again for a small job making me realize, my fault for questioning a senior officer. He had, thereafter treated me well. He was a fine officer, and a fine Chief”. Continue reading