Question: Who will be the next Chief of Naval staff from March 31, 2019?
(a) Sunil Lanba
(b) Sanjay Jasjit Singh
(c) Bipin Rawat
(d) Karambir Singh
- Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed as the next Chief of Naval Staff.
- He will replace Admiral Sunil Lanba, who retires on May 31 2019, according to the defence Ministry announcement on 23 March, 2019.
- This time the government made the selection following a merit-based approach and did not go with the tradition of appointing the senior most eligible officer to the post.
- At present, Vice Admiral Singh is serving as the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief (FOC-in-C) of the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam.
- He will take charge as Navy Chief on May 31 2019.