Admiral Sunil Lanba has taken charge as the new Chief of the Naval Staff replacing Admiral RK Dhowan, who retired on May 31.
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Vice Admiral Luthra (L) with Admiral Lanba (R) Indian Navy
Admiral Lanba was commissioned in the Executive Branch of the Navy in 1978 and has headed the Southern Naval command of the Indian Navy and the National Defence College.
While addressing command officers and sailors in Mumbai, Lanba said that securing marine environment was his top priority while commanding to maintain highest faith of honour.
He was commissioned in July 1979 in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy in Pune, and the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington and graduating for USA’s Naval Command Naval War College.
Back in 2012, Vice Admiral Luthra was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and the Vishisht Seva Medal in 2008.