Vice-Admiral Sushil to take charge of southern naval command on August 31

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Kochi (Kerala)/New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): The Government of India has appointed Vice Admiral Krishnan Nair Sushil as the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Naval Command with effect from August 31, 2009.

He will take over from Vice Admiral Sunil K Damle, who superannuates after 40 years of distinguished service on the same day.

Vice Admiral Krishnan Nair Sushil was commissioned into the Indian Navy on January 1, 1973.

A submarine branch pioneer, Vice Admiral Sushil was sent to then West Germany for submarine training in the eighties.

Vice Admiral Sushil was appointed the commissioning Commanding Officer of the first ever indigenously built submarine, INS Shalki in 1992.

He has commanded the frontline destroyers of the Indian Navy, INS Ranvijay and INS Delhi.

The Vice Admiral has also served as Director Submarine Operations, Principal Director Personnel, Flag Officer Submarines and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Submarine Projects).

Son of Krishnan Nair and Bhagirathyamma, Vice Admiral Sushil completed his graduation from University College Thiruvanthapuram in Kerala prior to his joining the Navy.

He is married to Letha Sushil and has two daughters, Preethi and Prasida. (ANI)

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