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Vice Admiral Karambir Singh appointed Chief of Naval Staff, replaces Sunil Lanba

File photo: Vice Admiral Karambir Singh. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 23, 2019, 02.06 PM (IST)

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed the next Chief of Naval Staff. Singh will be replacing Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba who will vacate the office on May 31, 2019. 

Singh PVSM, AVSM, at present, holds the position of Flag Officer Commanding in Chief (FOC-in-C), Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy. He assumed office on 31 October 2017 after Vice Admiral HCS Bisht retired.

Singh was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1980. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai. 

In a career spanning nearly four decades, Singh earned extensive experience commanding numerous ships, like ICGS Chand Bibi, INS Vijaydurg, among others, and flying the HAL Chetak and Kamov Ka-25 helicopters. 

For his service, Singh has been awarded the Ati Vishist Seva Medal and Param Vishist Seva Medal.