PORT BLAIR: ADmiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) will be sworn in as 13th Lt. Governor of A&N Islands today. The swearing-in-ceremony will be held at 3.30 pm at Raj Niwas.
The Acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, Justice Rakesh Tiwari will administer the Oath of Office and Oath of Secrecy to the new Lt. Governor. The Chief Secretary, Shri Anindo Majumdar will read out the Warrant of Appointment.
Admiral D K Joshi was the 21st Chief of Naval Staff, having assumed office on 31 August 2012. Born on 04 July 1954, in Almora (Uttarakhand), he is a specialist in anti-submarine warfare. He is an alumni of Naval War College (USA),College of Naval Warfare (Mumbai) and National Defence College (New Delhi). He has also been the Senior Instructor (Navy) at Defence Services Staff College (Wellington).
Admiral Joshi has served in a variety of command, staff and instructional appointments.