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Vice Admiral D K Joshi to be new Navy chief

June 05, 2012 17:17 IST

Vice Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, Western Naval Command chief and a specialist in anti-submarine warfare, was on Tuesday named as the new Navy chief to succeed Admiral Nirmal Verma whose tenure ends on August 31.

Fifty-eight-year-old Joshi is taking 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.

Joshi 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 of the Navy.

Commissioned in 1974, the Vice Admiral has commanded the aircraft carrier INS Viraat, Guided-missile Destroyer Ranvir and corvette INS Kuthar.

A graduate of the Naval War College, United States, he is an alumnus of the College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai and the prestigious National Defence College in New Delhi.

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