Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar has been named as the next Chief of the Naval Staff by the Government of India. He is presently posted as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command. He will take on the new role with effect from November 30, 2021. He will replace the incumbent Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, who will complete his tenure on November 30, 2021.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Indian Navy Founded: 26 January 1950;
- Commander-in-Chief of Indian Navy: President Ram Nath Kovind.