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Vice Admiral Singh is Next Chief of Naval Staff

By IndianMandarins- 23 Mar 2019


The Government appointed Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as next Chief of the Naval Staff with effect from afternoon of May 31, 2019. He will take over from the outgoing chief Admiral Sunil Lanba set to retire this month end.


Currently, Vice Admiral Karambir Singh is Flag Officer Commander-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Eastern Naval Command. Born on November 03, 1959 he was commissioned on July 01, 1980 into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He was decorated with the Param VishishtSeva Medal (PVSM) and the AtiVishishtSeva Medal (AVSM).


During his service spanning nearly 39 years, he served in a variety of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. Singh’s Sea Command includes Guided Missile Destroyers INS Rana and INS Delhi. He also served as Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet and was Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra and Gujarat area. Before taking over as FOC-in-C Eastern Naval Command in October 2017, he was Director General Project Seabird, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff and Vice Chief of the Naval Staff.

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