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Navy Dy Chief Vice Adm Lanba Assumes Charge

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    Navy Dy Chief Vice Adm Lanba Assumes Charge


    Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba on Monday formally assumed charge as the new vice chief of the Navy, filling the void created by previous incumbent Admiral Robin Dhowan’s elevation as Naval chief. The top post had been lying vacant for one-and-a-half months following Dhowan’s departure.

    And Lanba was given a ceremonial Guard of Honour at the South Block lawns on Monday after he assumed charge.

    Since November 12, the Vice Admiral has been Commandant of National Defence College here and he is likely to succeed Dhowan as Navy chief in two years from now when the latter retires.

    A National Defence Academy alumnus, Vice Admiral Lanba received his early education from prestigious Mayo College in Ajmer. He was commissioned into the Executive Branch of the Navy in January 1978.

    Lanba, who has a master’s degree in Defence and Management Studies, is an alumnus of Royal College of Defence Studies in London.

    A Navigation and Direction specialist, Lanba has served as Navigating Officer on board INS Sindhudurg, a corvette, and INS Dunagiri, a frigate.

    The Vice Admiral has commanded minesweeper INS Kakinada, frigate INS Himgiri and guided missile destroyers, INS Ranvijay and INS Mumbai. He has also functioned as the Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet.

    Earlier, on being elevated to Flag rank, he had held the posts of Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command, Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) and Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra and Gujarat Naval Area (FOMAG).
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