VISAKHAPATNAM: ADMIRAL Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, will arrive here on Sunday on his first visit to Eastern Naval Command after assuming office. During the visit, Admiral Lanba is scheduled to review a Ceremonial Parade, interact with Defence Civilians, address naval personnel and will commission the MARCOS (East) unit as INS Karna on July 12. Admiral Lanba will leave Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.
Admiral Lanba, the 23rd Chief of the Indian Navy, is a specialist in Navigation and Direction. In his service of nearly 40 years, he has served in a multitude of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. His important sea appointments include commands of INS Kakinada, a specialised Mine Counter Measure Vessel, INS Himgiri, the indigenous Leander Class Frigate, INS Ranvijay, a Kashin class destroyer and INS Mumbai, the indigenous Delhi class destroyer. He has also been the Executive Officer of the aircraft carrier, INS Viraat and the Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet.
As a Training Officer at the National Defence Academy, Directing Staff at the College of Defence Management and as the Commandant of the National Defence College, Admiral Lanba has been engaged with professional training, shaping future leadership and skilling of the officers of the Indian armed forces.