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