Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi is the New Navy Chief
News from the defence state, Vice Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, an anti-submarine warfare specialist, is now the new Navy Chief taking the post from Admiral Nirmal Verma who retires on Friday.
Admiral Devendra Joshi, 58-years-old, was presently the Western naval Commander. He will be leading the Navy at a time when it is set to operate two aircraft carriers and induct huge number of warships, long-range surveillance planes as well as submarines.
He will be the Navy Chief for three-years.
During his journey in the Indian Navy, has served for the nation in Andaman and Nicobar Island command and also lead the Integrated Defence Staff headquarters here. Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi also commanded the Vizag-based Eastern Fleet of the Navy.
He was commissioned in 1974, Mr. Joshi has commanded the aircraft carrier INS Viraat, guided-missile destroyer Ranvir and corvette INS Kuthar.
If talked about his qualification, Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi is a graduate of the Naval War College, USA, he is an alumnus of the College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai and National Defence College here.