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Vice Admiral Karambir Singh supersede retiring Navy Chief Sunil Lanba



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

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.


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


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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“China is going to have to make a deal that I like. If they don’t, that’s it,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday. “If we don’t make a deal with China, I’ll just raise the tariffs even higher.”

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was more measured in his comments, saying that the White House remains “optimistic” that an agreement can be reached.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that he still expects a deal to be reached, but he also anticipated an additional 15 per cent tariff to be placed on about US$156 billion of Chinese imports on December 15 if there is no agreement.

“I have every expectation if there’s not a deal, those tariffs would go in place. But I expect we’ll have a deal,” Mnuchin

Predictions of a resolution have come and gone repeatedly as Trump veers from hints of imminent deals to declaring his satisfaction with the current standoff, because the United States is pulling in billions of dollars in trade tariffs.

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