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Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar appointed as the next Chief of Naval Staff

By IndianMandarins- 10 Nov 2021


New Delhi (10.11.2021): The Centre has appointed Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar presently Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command as the next Chief of the Naval Staff with effect from November 30, 2021.  The present Chief Admiral Karambir Singh retires from service on November 30, 2021.
Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar was commissioned on January 1, 1983 into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy.  Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar’s Sea Command includes INS Nishank, Missile Corvette, INS Kora and Guided Missile Destroyer INS Ranvir.  He also commanded the Indian Navy’s Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat. He served as Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet.  Before taking over as FOC-in-C Western Naval Command, he was Chief of Integrated Staff Committee of HQ IDS.

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