Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed as the next Navy Chief, defence spokesperson informed in a tweet on Saturday.
Government appoints Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, FOC in C Eastern Naval Command as the next Chief of Naval Staff vice Admiral Sunil Lanba,PVSM, AVSM, ADC, who vacates the office on 31 May 2019. pic.twitter.com/g5cKJb7KQm
— Defence Spokesperson (@SpokespersonMoD) March 23, 2019
Singh will succeed Admiral Sunil Lanba who retires on May 31.
At present, Vice Admiral Singh is serving as the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief of the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam.
He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, an article on the Navy’s official website says.
Commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1980, the officer earned his wings as a helicopter pilot in 1982. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington; College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai.
In his 36-year-old career, the officer has commanded an Indian Coast Guard Ship, a Naval Missile Corvette as well as Guided Missile Destroyers.