Admiral Sunil Lanba takes over as Navy chief
01 June 2016
Admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday, took charge as the Chief of Naval Staff in New Delhi as the current CNS Admiral R K Dhowan retired after four decades of service.
The government had appointed Lanba, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command as the Chief of Naval Staff on 6 May.
Admiral Lanba, 58, is a qualified specialist in navigation and direction course. He will have a full three-year-term in office till May 31, 2019.
In a service spanning nearly 38 years, Admiral Lanba has served in a variety of command, operational and staff appointments. He has commanded four frontline warships - INS Kakinada (minesweeper), INS Himgiri (frigate) and destroyers INS Ranvijay and INS Mumbai.
Admiral Lanba is a recipient of the Param Vishist Seva Medal and the Athi Vishist Seva Medal for distinguished service of an exceptionally high.