India's Navy Chief designate applauds performance of ships deployed overseas

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Visakhapatnam, Aug 28 (ANI): Vice Admiral, Nirmal Verma who is to take over as the Chief of Indian Navy on August 31 has applauded the performance of ships deployed on the high seas.e said this at a ceremonial parade held at Visakhapatnam to mark the handing over the command of the Eastern Naval Command to his successor, Vice Admiral Anup Singh.

Vice Admiral Verma said that support agencies have played a pivotal role in operational fitness of the various ships deployed on the high seas of Indian territorial waters as well as abroad.

"People should know that Indian Navy has arrived on the global scene. If these ships have remained operationally fit, a lot of credit goes to support agencies. I would also like to congratulate Indian sea warriors who have fulfilled their responsibilities in last one and half years because of that we were able to deploy our ships," he added.

A specialist in electronic warfare, Vice Admiral Verma was commissioned into the Indian Navy on July 1, 1970 and since than he held various Staff, Operational and Command appointments. He is a graduate of the Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich, U.K. He also graduated from the U.S. Naval War College. (ANI)

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