Vice Admiral Karanbir Singh To Take Over As New Indian Navy Chief

Vice Admiral Karanbir Singh appointed New Navy Chief.
Vice Admiral Karanbir Singh appointed New Navy Chief.

Shailesh Kumar, National Defence
New Delhi, 23 March 2019
Government of India appointed Vice Admiral Karanbir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, FOC-in-C Eastern Naval Command as the next Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) in place of Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, who vacates the office on 31 May 2019.

Born on November 03, 1959, Vice Admiral Karambir Singh was commissioned on July 01, 1980 into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy. 

During his long and distinguished service spanning nearly 19 years, he has served in a variety of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. Vice Admiral Singh’s Sea Command includes Guided Missile Destroyers INS Rana and INS Delhi. He also served as Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet and was Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra and Gujrat area. Before taking over as FOC-in-C Eastern Naval Command in October 2017, he was Director General Project Seabird, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff and Vice Chief of the Naval Staff. 

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been decorated with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM).  

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh PVSM AVSM ADC is 56th course NDA (H Sqn). He has  studied all over the country in various schools as his father was in the IAF (retired as a Air Vice Marshal). VAdm Karanbir Singh graduated from Barnes School, Deolali Maharashtra before joining NDA.
He belongs to Jalandhar, Punjab. He is a Helicopter Pilot and has flown Chetaks and Kamovs. He Has commanded four ships at various stages of his career:
ICG Chandbibi (Patrol craft of Indian Coast Guard) 
INS Vijaydurg (Missile ship) 
INS Rana (Destroyer) 
INS Delhi (Destroyer)
He has hold following portfolios during his career till date:
Fleet Operations Officer Western Fleet
Flag Officer Maharashtra Naval Area (FOMA)
Chief of Staff, HQENC
Chief Of Staff HQ A&N C
DG Project Seabird
DCNS
VCNS
Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Easteen Naval Command….. todate

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