R.K. Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff
The government appointed Admiral R.K. Dhowan PVSM AVSM YSM ADC as the Chief of the Naval Staff. Admiral R.K. Dhowan was commissioned in the Navy on January 1, 1975. He is a Navigation and Direction specialist who has served with distinction in an array of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments through his exemplary career spanning 40 years. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College and Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.