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