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May 31, 2019

Meet the new Navy Chief of India : Admiral Karambir Singh

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Admiral Karambir Singh today took charge as the new Indian Navy chief. He has replaced Adm. Sunil Lanba, who retired yesterday. With this Mr. Singh, an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, has became the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS).

Adm. Singh was the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of the Eastern Naval Command, headquartered in Visakhapatnam. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington; College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai and has served as Directing Staff in both these institutions. 

Commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1980, he earned his wings as a helicopter pilot in 1981 and has flown extensively on the Chetak (Alouette) and Kamov helicopters.

He is also the first helicopter pilot from the Indian Navy to lead the naval armed forces. Having commanded missile corvette INS Vijaydurg, guided-missile destroyers INS Rana & INS Delhi during his almost 40-year career, he will be Navy chief till November 2021. The tenure of Admiral Karambir Singh is 3 years or 62 years of age, whichever is earlier.

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