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.
Govt of India appoints Vice Admiral Karambir Singh PVSM AVSM ADC as the next Chief of the Naval Staff. To assume charge on superannuation of Admiral Sunil Lanba on 31 May 19 @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia @nsitharaman @DrSubhashMoS @PMOIndia @rajatpTOI @rahulsinghx pic.twitter.com/NSnaOUKeiy
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) March 23, 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).