Sunil Lanba is new Navy chief
Admiral Sunil Lanba has assumed Command of the Indian Navy, as the 23rd Chief of the Naval Staff during the last fortnight . A Navigation and Direction specialist, Admiral Lanba served as the Navigation and Operations Officer onboard numerous ships in both the Eastern and Western Fleets. His nearly four decades of experience includes tenure at sea, ashore at various Headquarters, Operational and Training establishments as well as tri-services institutions. His sea tenure includes command of INS Kakinada, a specialised Mine Counter Measure Vessel, INS Himgiri, the indigenous Leander class Frigate, INS Ranvijay, a Kashin class destroyer and INS Mumbai, the indigenous Delhi class destroyer. He has also been the Executive Officer of the aircraft carrier, INS Viraat and the Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet.