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Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi Appointed as India’s New Vice Chief of Naval Staff

Vice Admiral Su Singh, the outgoing Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, will transition to the role of Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command, succeeding Vice Admiral Tripathi. Both appointments are slated to take effect in the upcoming year.

By Rekha Joshi 
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Vice Admiral Dinesh K. Tripathi will take on the vital position of Vice Chief of the Naval Staff after the Indian government approved important appointments. Vice Admiral Tripathi is currently holding the esteemed position of Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command. His extensive naval experience and leadership background have equipped him for this significant role, which he will assume in early January 2024.

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Vice Admiral Su Singh, the outgoing Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, will transition to the role of Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command, succeeding Vice Admiral Tripathi. Both appointments are slated to take effect in the upcoming year.

Additionally, Vice Admiral Srinivas Vennam, presently serving as the Inspector General Nuclear Safety, has been appointed as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command.

These changes come amid the Navy Day celebrations at Sindhudurg in Maharashtra, attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reflecting on the historical significance of Sindhudurg Fort, PM Modi expressed unprecedented pride in celebrating Navy Day from this victorious land.

In his remarks, Prime Minister Modi underscored the Navy’s crucial role in determining India’s future, saying, “This is that period of Indian history that will write the future of the country not just for 5-10 years but for the coming centuries.” The Indian Navy’s might was on display during the Navy Day celebrations, which included cutting-edge aircraft, ships, and a breathtaking operational demonstration by the Navy’s Special Forces.

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Warships, such as the renowned aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, were present, adding to the event’s grandeur and reiterating the country’s commitment to maritime strength and security.

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