New Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Naval Command is Vice Admiral AR Karve [ Current Affairs ]
New Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command (SNC) is Vice-Admiral A R Karve, he was serving as the Chief of Personnel at IHQ MoD (Navy), at Delhi prior to this appointment.
- He will replace Vice Admiral Girish Luthra who has been selected as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command.
About Vice-Admiral A R Karve
- Vice-Admiral A R Karve is Indian navy officer and has joined the Indian Navy in July 1980 in Pune.
- He has specialized in anti-submarine warfare in 1986 and has rich experience of 35 years.
- He has held several important operational and staff appointments during his distinguished service both at sea as well as ashore.
- Important assignments:
- He had served as a command of the aircraft carrier INS Viraat and also had guided missile destroyer INS Ranvijay.
- He had served as the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet and the Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Information Warfare & Operations).
- He also had served on key positions like Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer (Western Fleet), Command Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer (Western Naval Command) and Chief Staff Officer (Operations), Western Naval Command.
- Awards and Honours:
- In 2013 he was awarded with the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) for his notable service.
- Published on: May 31, 2016