Published On: Tue, Oct 31st, 2017

Karambir Singh takes charge of Eastern Naval Command

Visakhapatnam: Vice Admiral Karambir Singh took over as the Eastern Naval Command chief on Tuesday, succeeding Vice Admiral HCS Bisht.

He has also served as the Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet

Vice Admiral Singh took charge at a Ceremonial Parade held at the Naval Base here, inspected the Ceremonial Guard and reviewed platoons of naval personnel drawn from various ships and establishments of the ENC.

Vice Admiral Bisht will be retiring from the Navy on Tuesday after forty years of service.

He was accorded a farewell by the ENC in a traditional ‘Pulling Out’ ceremony where he was ceremonially pulled out in a jeep by flag officers and commanding officers of ships and naval establishments to resounding ‘Teen Jais’.

Commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1980, Vice Admiral Singh is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla.

He earned his wings as a helicopter pilot in 1982 and has flown extensively on the Chetak and Kamov helicopters.

A graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai, Singh has served as Directing Staff in both these institutions.

In his career spanning over 37 years, he has commanded Indian Coast Guard Ship Chandbibi, Missile Corvette INS Vijaydurg as well as Guided Missile Destroyers INS Rana and INS Delhi.

He has also served as the Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet.

Ashore, he has served at Naval Headquarters as the Joint Director, Naval Air Staff, and as Captain Air and Officer-in-Charge of the Naval Air Station at Mumbai.

Singh has also served a member of the Aircrew Instrument Rating and Categorisation Board.

 

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