Know About The Next Chief Of Indian Navy – Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba

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Hello Aspirants, Know About The Next Chief Of Indian Navy – Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, , who is likely to take over as Chief of Naval Staff in four months, has now taken over as chief of the Mumbai based Western Naval Command, considered the “premier operational command” of the Indian Navy.

He is the current FOC-in-C of Western Command of Indian Navy. He has previously served FOC-in-C of Southern Command and as the Commandant of the National Defence College, New Delhi between November 2012 and June 2014. He is tipped to succeed Robin K. Dhowan as the Chief of Naval Staff when the latter retires in May 2016.

Know About The Next Chief Of Indian Navy – Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba

The Next Chief Of Indian Navy – Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba

  • Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba was commissioned into the Indian Navy as an officer in January 1978 as a Navigation and Direction specialist.
  • He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy (NDA) and Defence Services Staff College. He is also an alumnus of the College of Defence Management, Secunderabad, where he also served on the faculty.
  • He has very rich staff and operational experience over a career spanning more than three decades with the Indian Navy.
  • Sunil lanba has also won awards 
Param Vishisht Seva Medal

 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal     


  • He has served as Navigating Officer of INS Sindhudurg (Corvette) and INS Dunagiri (Frigate).
  • During his illustrious service he commanded four frontline warships namely, INS Kakinada (Minesweeper), INS Himgiri (Frigate), INS Ranvijay and INS Mumbai (Destroyers).
  • He has also held important staff assignments such as Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet and Chief of Staff, Southern and Eastern Naval Commands.Admiral Sunil Lanba
Know About The Next Chief Of Indian Navy – Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba

  • He has also been the Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra and Gujarat Naval Area, Flag Officer Sea Training, Commandant at National Defence College and Vice Chief of Naval Staff.
  • He was Commander-in-chief of the Southern Naval Command at Kochi, prior to being appointed to head the premier operational Command of the Indian Navy.
Know About The Next Chief Of Indian Navy – Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba

  • Sunil Lanba’s wife, Mrs Reena Lanba who will now preside over the Navy Wives Welfare Association (Western Region) is a qualified teacher and a home maker.
  • Current naval chief Admiral R.K. Dhowan is due to retire on May 31, and once that happens, Vice Admiral Lanba will be the senior-most serving naval officer.

So this was all about The Next Chief Of Indian Navy – Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba. Hope you would have came to know much about the chief of Indian navy. Keep following us for more such articles and latest news regarding Indian armed forces.


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