Vice Admiral Karambir Singh appointed as next chief of Navy staff

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Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed as the next chief of Navy staff, a defence ministry official said on Saturday.

Singh will succeed Admiral Sunil Lanba who retires in May this year.

Defence spokesperson said in a tweet, “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.”

Currently, Vice Admiral Singh is serving as the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief of the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam.