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Vice Admiral Karambir Singh supersede retiring Navy Chief Sunil Lanba

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New Delhi: As 23rd Naval Chief Sunil Lanba retired today on May 31th, Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed as next Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) on Saturday. Government’s announcement depicts that for second time it has overlooked the seniority principle in service Chief appointments.

Admiral Karambir Singh on Friday took charge as the 24th Navy chief replacing incumbent Sunil Lanba.

 

Indian Navy, Sunil Lamba, Karambir Singh Naval Chief Officer, Chief of Naval staff, National news

 

The Navy spokesperson tweeted, “Admiral Karambir Singh PVSM AVSM ADC assumes charge as the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff.”

Admiral Lanba passed on the baton to Admiral Singh at a ceremony in the South Block on Friday.

As per sources, the 23rd Chief of Naval staff of Indian Navy ‘Sunil Lanba’ retired today on May 31th as he completed three years in office. He has been a Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of Eastern Naval Command headquartered at Visakhapatnam. After Lanba’s retirement Vice Admiral Singh will take over as 24th Navy Chief from incumbent CNS.

 

After 32 year of service, Admiral Karambir Singh becomes 24th Navy Chief:

 

According to sources Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has served for 39 years in his service. In conversation with one of Navy officer he said that “Vice Admiral  Singh is the senior-most naval aviator. He will be first helicopter pilot of Navy to become CNS.”

Our sources came to know that in 39 years of Singh’s service, he have served in variety of command, staff and instructional appointments. In an interview with a Navy officer he told us that “Commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1980, Vice Admiral Singh earned his wings as a helicopter pilot in 1982 and has flown extensively on chetak and kamov helicopters in support of fleet operation.

 

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Once Admiral Lanba retires, Vice Admiral Bimal Verma will be senior-most officer in Navy. But instead of Verma, Vice Admiral Karambir will take his place.

Vice Admiral Verma had been figured in investigation into infamous naval war room leak case as he was principle director of naval operation at that time.  Although, his name was clear and he continued getting higher appointments.

 

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PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah paid tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his 113th birth anniversary.

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  • This day in 1907, Bhagat Singh was born in Banga village of Lyallpur district of undivided Punjab province.
  • “He’ll always remain a source of inspiration for us,” Amit Shah said on Twitter.
  • On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid his tributes to the revolutionary in his 69th ‘Mann ki Baat’ episode.

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday paid tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his 113th birth anniversary. He expressed his gratitude to the revolutionary freedom fighter for giving a new direction to the Indian freedom struggle and making huge sacrifices to awaken the resolve of independence among the youth of the country. “He’ll always remain a source of inspiration for us,” Amit Shah said on Twitter.

It was on this day in 1907, Bhagat Singh was born in Banga village of Lyallpur district of undivided Punjab province. He was a charismatic Indian socialist revolutionary whose two acts of dramatic violence against the British in India and execution at the age of 23 made him a folk hero of the Indian Independence movement. Bhagat Singh was hanged in the Lahore jail along with Shivaram Hari Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar on March 23, 1931.

Meanwhile, as the nation pays tributes to Bhagat Singh, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will stage a sit-in protest against the Farm Acts on Monday at Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of Bhagat Singh. Former Uttarakhand chief minister and Congress general secretary Harish Rawat will also be visiting Punjab for the first time since taking charge of state affairs.

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