Admiral Shri Karambir Singh on Friday took charge as the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) from Adm. Sunil Lanba, who stepped down upon retirement.
Adm. Singh was the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of the Eastern Naval Command, headquartered in Visakhapatnam.
During his long and distinguished service spanning nearly 39 years, Adm. Singh has served in a variety of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments, the Navy said.
The Army and the Air Force too will see a change of guard at the helm later this year. Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa is set to retire in October and Army Chief Gen. Rawat will superannuate in end December.
The tenure of a Service Chief is three years or 62 years of age, whichever is earlier.