Succeeds Admiral Karambir Singh who retired today
New Delhi, Nov. 30 (Delhi Crown): Admiral R. Hari Kumar (PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC) assumed the command of the Indian Navy on Tuesday as the 25th Chief of the Naval Staff.
He succeeded Admiral Karambir Singh, who retired upon superannuation, after an illustrious career spanning over 41 years in the Indian Navy.
Admiral Hari Kumar was the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command at Mumbai, prior taking over helm as Chief of the Naval Staff.
He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. He was commissioned into the Indian Navy in January 1983.
In his career spanning over 38 years, he has commanded Coast Guard Ship C-01, IN Ships Nishank, Kora, Ranvir and the Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat.
In the past he also served as the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to The Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) at the critical junction during the creation of the institution of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and Department of Military Affairs (DMA).