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Karambir Singh to be new Indian Navy chief

IANS  |  New Delhi 

chief, Karambir Singh, was Saturday appointed the new of the He will succeed who retires from service on May 31.

"The government of appoints Karambir Singh, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, as the next of the Naval Staff. To assume charge on superannuation of Admiral on May 31," an said in a tweet.

Singh, born on November 3, 1959 to an who retired as a Wing Commander, was commissioned into the Branch of the on July 1, 1980.

During his long and distinguished service, he has served in a variety of command, staff and instructional appointments.

Vice Admiral Singh's sea commands includes that of Guided Missile Destroyers INS Rana and INS Delhi.

He also served as of the Western Fleet and was and Gujrat area.

Before taking over as FOC-in-C in October 2017, he was Project Seabird, Deputy of Naval Staff and of the Naval Staff.

A graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, he has also earned his wings as a helicopter pilot, having flown extensively on the Chetak and Kamov helicopters.



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First Published: Sat, March 23 2019. 16:22 IST