Vice Admiral Girish Luthra takes over Western Naval Command
Vice Admiral A.R. Karve, AVSM, took over charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command (SNC) from Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, AVSM, VSM, on May 29, 2016. An impressive ceremonial parade was held at the naval base on the occasion which was followed by the traditional ‘Pulling Out’ ceremony in which the outgoing Commander-in-Chief Vice Admiral Girish Luthra was ceremonially pulled out in a jeep by Flag Officers and Commanding Officers of ships and naval establishments of Kochi, amidst emotional ‘Jai’, ‘Jai’ by the men of SNC.
Earlier in the day, Vice Admiral Karve laid wreath at the War
Vice Admiral Girish Luthra took over the reins of Western Naval Command as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief on May 31, 2016 from Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba at a ceremonial parade held at INS Shikra. Later in the day, officers of the Western Naval Command accorded Vice Admiral Lanba a warm send off, with the traditional ‘Pulling Out’ ceremony.