Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba arrived here on Sundayfor a three day visit to the Southern Naval Command (SNC).
"This will be Admiral Lanba's farewell visit to SNC, as he would be demitting office and retiring on May 31, after a long and illustrious career of 41 years," a release issued by the the SNC said.
Lanba and his wife Reena Lanba were received at the Naval Air Station, INS Garuda by Vice Admiral Anil Chawla the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Naval Command.
The chief of naval staff would chair the Governing Council Meeting and Annual General Body Meeting of the Navy Foundation, an association of naval veteran officers, it said.
Lanba was commissioned in the Indian Navy on January 1, 1978 and is a Navigation and Direction specialist.
He has served on board numerous ships on both Western and Eastern seaboards.
His sea tenures include, command of INS Kakinada, a minesweeper, INS Himgiri, a Leander class frigate, INS Ranvijay, a Kashin class destroyer and INS Mumbai, the third indigenous Delhi class destroyer.
He has also been the Executive Officer (second in command) of the aircraft carrier, INS Viraat as well as the Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet, it added.
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