Vice Ad­mi­ral Karam­bir Singh takes over as FOC-in-C East­ern Naval Com­mand

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Vice Ad­mi­ral Karam­bir Singh took over as the Flag Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing- in- Chief, East­ern Naval Com­mand ( ENC) from Vice Ad­mi­ral HCS Bisht at a cer­e­mo­nial pa­rade held at the Naval Base on 31 Oc­to­ber 2017. Com­mis­sioned into the In­dian Navy in July 1980, Vice Ad­mi­ral Karam­bir Singh­has earned his wings as a he­li­copter pi­lot in 1982 and has ex­ten­sively flown Chetak and Kamov he­li­copters. He is a grad­u­ate of De­fence Ser­vices Staff Col­lege, Welling­ton; Col­lege of Naval War­fare, Mum­bai and has served as Di­rect­ing Staff in both these In­sti­tu­tions. In his ca­reer span­ning over 37 years, the Ad­mi­ral has com­manded the In­dian Coast Guard Ship Chand­bibi, Mis­sile Corvette INS Vi­jay­durg as well as two Guided Mis­sile de­stroy­ers INS Rana and INS Delhi. He has also served as the Fleet Op­er­a­tions Of­fi­cer of the Western Fleet. Ashore, the Ad­mi­ral has served at Naval Head­quar­ters as the Joint Di­rec­tor Naval Air Staff, and as Cap­tain Air and Of­fi­cer-in-Charge of the Naval Air Sta­tion at Mum­bai. He has also served as mem­ber of the Air­crew In­stru­ment Rat­ing and Cat­e­gori­sa­tion Board (AIRCATS).

On pro­mo­tion to flag rank, the Ad­mi­ral was ap­pointed as Chief of Staff, ENC. His other im­por­tant flag ap­point­ments in­clude Chief of Staff of the Tri-Ser­vices Uni­fied Com­mand at An­daman & Ni­co­bar Is­lands and as the Flag Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing Ma­ha­rash­tra and Gu­jarat Naval Area (FOMAG). In the rank of Vice Ad­mi­ral, he has been the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Project Seabird, in-charge of in­fras­truc­ture de­vel­op­ment of the Navy’s mod­ern base at Kar­war. He was also as­signed higher re­spon­si­bil­i­ties at IHQ MoD(Navy) as Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff and Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, prior to his present ap­point­ment.

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