In Pics: Admiral Karambir Singh assumes charge as new chief of Naval Staff

Admiral Karambir Singh assumes charge as new chief of Naval Staff see pics
Admiral Karambir Singh on Friday assumed charge as the 24th chief of the Indian Navy, becoming the first helicopter pilot to helm the force. He succeeds Admiral Sunil Lanba who retired after a distinguished career spanning over four decades. Before appointed to the top post, he served as the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief (FOC-in-C) of the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam. As Navy chief, Admiral Singh's immediate priority will be to expedite the long-delayed modernisation of the Indian Navy, including by inducting new warships, submarines and aircraft. Admiral Singh is scheduled to continue in the post till November 2021.
Admiral Karambir Singh assumes charge as new chief of Naval Staff see pics
Admiral Karambir Singh inspects the Guard of Honour before taking charge as the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff at South Block in New Delhi.
Admiral Karambir Singh assumes charge as new chief of Naval Staff see pics
Admiral Karambir Singh shakes hands with outgoing Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba during the Guard of Honour, before taking charge as the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff, at South Block in New Delhi on Friday.
Admiral Karambir Singh assumes charge as new chief of Naval Staff see pics
Admiral Karambir Singh is greeted by his mother after taking charge as India's new Chief of Naval Staff, following a Guard of Honour marking his appointment at South Block in New Delhi.
Admiral Karambir Singh assumes charge as new chief of Naval Staff see pics
Admiral Karambir Singh poses for photographs with his family members after taking charge as India's new Chief of Naval Staff at South Block in New Delhi.
Admiral Karambir Singh assumes charge as new chief of Naval Staff see pics
Admiral Karambir Singh addresses the media after inspecting the Guard of Honour, before taking charge as India's new Chief of Naval Staff, at South Block in New Delhi, Friday, May 31, 2019. Outgoing chief Sunil Lanba is also seen.