Vice Admiral DK Joshi named new Navy Chief

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Vice Admiral D K Joshi
New Delhi, June 5: Vice Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, Western Naval Command chief and a specialist in anti-submarine warfare, was today named as the new Navy Chief to succeed Admiral Nirmal Verma whose tenure ends on August 31.

58-year-old Joshi is taking over the force at a time when it is set to operate two aircraft carriers and induct a large number of warships, long range surveillance aircraft and submarines. He will have a three-year tenure. Joshi has commanded the tri-services Andaman and Nicobar Island command and also headed the Integrated Defence Staff headquarters here. He also commanded the Vizag-based Eastern Fleet of the Navy.

Commissioned in 1974, the Vice Admiral has commanded the aircraft carrier INS Viraat, Guided-missile Destroyer Ranvir and corvette INS Kuthar. A graduate of the Naval War College, USA, he is an alumnus of the College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai and the prestigious National Defence College here.


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