Admiral Sunil Lanba has took over as the new Chief of Naval Staff and vowed to ensure that the maritime domain of the country is safe and secure. 58-year-old Lanba, a specialist in Navigation and Direction, will have the full three-year tenure as the Navy Chief. He succeeded Admiral R K Dhowan who retired.
An alumnus of Defence Services Staff College, Lanba is the 21st Indian to be the Navy Chief. The first two were British Coming in with rich operational and staff experience in a career spanning more than three decades, Lanba has served as Navigating Officer of corvette INS Sindhudurg and frigate INS Dunagiri. He has commanded four frontline warships INS Kakinada (minesweeper), INS Himgiri (frigate) and INS Ranvijay and INS Mumbai , both destroyers. He is also an alumnus of the College of Defence Management, Secunderabad, where he has served as a faculty.
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