29 February 2016.  Vice   Admiral   HCS   Bisht,   AVSM   took   over   as   the   Flag   Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command from Vice Admiral SatishSoni, PVSM, AVSM, NM, ADC.  An alumnus of Sainik School (Ghorakhal, Nainital), the National Defence Academy (Pune),Royal   Naval   Staff   College   (Greenwich,   UK),   College   of   Naval   Warfare(Mumbai) and the National Defence College (New Delhi) he  has   held   various   operational, staff/training and command appointments.
Vice Admiral Bisht’s important afloat appointments include Executive Officer of the ASW Corvette INS Ajay, Commander Work Up in the Indian Naval Work Up Team (INWT) at Kochi, Fleet Gunnery Officer of the Eastern Fleet at Visakhapatnam, commissioning Commanding Officer of the Missile Corvette INS Kora and Command of the stealth frigate, INS Tabar. Amongst his other important Training/ Staff appointments, the Flag Officer   has   been   the   Training   Commander,   Naval   Gunnery   School, INS   Dronacharya   at   Kochi;   Director,   Naval   Intelligence   at   Naval Headquarters   and   has   also   served   as   Defence   Attaché   at   the   High Commission of India, Singapore.   On   promotion   to   Flag  rank  on   28   January   2008,   the  Admiral   has served as Assistant Controller of Carrier Projects at Naval Headquarters, Chief   of   Staff,   Southern   Naval   Command;   Flag   Officer   Sea   Training   atKochi, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, at Visakhapatnam and AsstChief of Personnel (HRD) at Naval Headquarters.   On promotion to therank   of   Vice   Admiral   on   01   September   2012,   the   Flag   Officer   held appointments   as   the   Controller   Personnel   Services  (CPS)   at   Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy) and as Director General of IndianCoast Guard (DGICG).