Admiral Karambir Singh becomes the new chief of the Indian Navy on 31st May 2019. He is the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff.
Admiral Karambir Singh replaces Admiral Sunil Lanba who was superannuated from service after over 40 years of distinguished service on 30th May 2019.
Earlier, Admiral Karambir Singh has a career spanning over 37 years, he served as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff at the headquarters in New Delhi before becoming Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command.
Admiral Karambir Singh other important flag appointments include Chief of Staff of the Tri-Services Unified Command at Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra and Gujarat Naval Area (FOMAG).
Admiral Karambir Singh has also served as a member of the Aircrew Instrument Rating and Categorisation Board (AIRCATS).
Admiral Karambir Singh is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla.
Admiral Karambir Singh got commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1980, he earned his wings as a helicopter pilot in 1981 and has flown extensively on the Chetak (Alouette) and Kamov helicopters.
Admiral Karambir Singh was born on 3rd November 1959 (60-years-old) in Jalandhar, Punjab. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington; College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai and has served as Directing Staff in both these institutions.