Admiral DK Joshi takes over as new Navy Chief
Posted on: 11:54 AM IST Aug 31, 2012
New Delhi: Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, an anti-submarine warfare specialist, on Friday took over as the new Navy Chief. 58-year-old Joshi succeeds Admiral Nirmal Verma who retires on Friday.
Joshi, who was the Western Naval Commander, has taken 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.
He has commanded the tri-services Andaman and Nicobar Island Command and also headed the Integrated Defence Staff Headquarters in New Delhi. He also commanded the Vizag-based Eastern Fleet.
Commissioned in 1974, Joshi has commanded 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 National Defence College in New Delhi.
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