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Military tribunal dismisses Vice Admiral's plea challenging Navy Chief appointment

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Armed Forces Tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma challenging the appointment of Admiral Karambir Singh as Navy Chief.

Verma had challenged the appointment soon after Singh was designated as Navy Chief.

Admiral Singh on May 30 took over as the Chief of the Naval Staff succeeding Admiral Sunil Lanba.

Vice Admiral Verma had challenged the appointment of Singh as the new Navy Chief. He had questioned the government's decision of overlooking him for the post despite him being the senior-most officer in the force.

However, the Defence Minister had rejected Verma's plea on May 17. Verma then challenged the Defence Ministry's decision before the Armed Forces Tribunal.

On May 29, the Tribunal had on deferred the hearing in the case and said that Vice Admiral Karambir Singh can take charge as the Navy Chief on May 31.

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First Published: Mon, September 16 2019. 15:33 IST