Admiral Hari Kumar takes charge as new Navy chief.

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After serving as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command, Admiral Kumar assumed command of the entire naval force.
Admiral R Hari Kumar took over as the new chief of the Indian Navy on Tuesday, following the retirement of his predecessor, Admiral Karambir Singh.
Admiral Kumar served as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command before being appointed to Chief of the Naval Staff.
About Admiral Hari Kumar
Admiral Kumar, born on April 12, 1962, was appointed to the Indian Navy’s executive branch on January 1, 1983, after completing his military service.
Throughout his long and distinguished military career, which has spanned nearly 39 years, the Admiral has held a variety of command, staff, and instructional positions.
The INS Nishank, the missile corvette INS Kora, and the guided-missile destroyer INS Ranvir are among Admiral Kumar’s sea command ships.
He also served as the commander of the aircraft carrier INS Viraat of the Indian Navy.
The Admiral also served as the Western Fleet’s Fleet Operations Officer during his time in the Navy.
Immediately before he was appointed First Officer in Command of Western Naval Command, he served as the Chief of the Integrated Staff Committee at Headquarters, Integrated Defence Staff.
Admiral Kumar has studied at the Naval War College in the United States, the Army War College in Mhow, and the Royal College of Defence Studies in the United Kingdom.
He has received the Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM), the Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM), and the Vishist Seva Medal (VSM) for his contributions to society (VSM).


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