Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar would be the subsequent Leader of Naval Team of workers, the Defence Ministry introduced on Tuesday. Vice Admiral Kumar is at the moment serving because the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Leader of the Western Naval Command.
He’ll take the reins of the Indian Army on November 30 when the incumbent Admiral Karambir Singh retires from carrier.
The federal government has appointed Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar, at the moment Flag Officer Commanding-in-Leader Western Naval Command, as the following Leader of the Naval Team of workers with impact from the afternoon of November 30,” the ministry stated in a commentary.
Vice Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Leader of Southern Command, is the senior-most officer after Admiral Singh, however he’s additionally retiring on November 30, officers stated.
After Vice Admiral Chawla, Vice Admiral Kumar is the senior-most naval commander, they stated.
Born on April 12, 1962, Vice Admiral Kumar was once commissioned on January 1, 1983 into the manager department of the Indian Army.
Right through his lengthy and prominent carrier spanning just about 39 years, the Vice Admiral has served in numerous command, team of workers and tutorial appointments.
Vice Admiral Kumar’s sea command comprises INS Nishank, Missile Corvette, INS Kora and Guided Missile Destroyer INS Ranvir.
He additionally commanded Indian Army’s plane provider INS Viraat. The Vice Admiral served as Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet.
Ahead of taking up as FOC-in-C Western Naval Command, he was once Leader of Built-in Team of workers Committee of headquarters, Built-in Defence Team of workers.
Vice Admiral Kumar has passed through lessons on the Naval Struggle Faculty, america, Military Struggle Faculty, Mhow and Royal Faculty of Defence Research, the United Kingdom.
He has been embellished with the Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM), the Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) and Vishist Seva Medal (VSM).
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