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Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi takes charge as new Indian Navy chief

He was commissioned on 1st July 1985 into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy.

Admiral Dinesh Kumar TripathiNEW DELHI: The Indian Navy on Tuesday got its new Chief of Staff as Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi assumed command as the 26th Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS). He succeeds Admiral R Hari Kumar who retires upon superannuation, after an illustrious career in the Indian Navy.

Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi is an alumnus of Sainik School Rewa and National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. He was commissioned on 1st July 1985 into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy.

After assuming charge Admiral Tripathi said, “I am deeply honoured to be appointed the twenty-sixth Chief of the Naval Staff of the Indian Navy.”

“Over the years, our Navy has evolved into a Combat Ready, Cohesive, Credible,’ and Future Proof Force, for which I want to thank all the esteemed former Chiefs of the Navy.” He said.

The new Chief mentioned the emerging challenges and enumerated his focus as the Chief of the force.

Admiral Tripathi mentioned the existing and emerging challenges in the maritime domain and said it mandates the “Indian Navy to remain operationally ready to deter potential adversities at sea in peace and to ‘win the war at sea’ when asked to do so.”

That will remain my singular focus and endeavour, he said, “I will also strengthen the ongoing efforts of the Indian Navy towards Aatma Nirbharbharta, towards new technologies and becoming an important pillar of nation’s development towards our collective quest for ‘ Viksit Bharat'”

Tripathi added, “My priority will be to upskill our human resource i.e. the men and women of our Navy and provide them with the best armament, training, professional environment and administrative support.”

A Communication and Electronic Warfare specialist, Admiral has served on frontline warships of the Navy as Signal Communication Officer and Electronic Warfare Officer and later as the Executive Officer (ExO) and Principal Warfare Officer of the Guided Missile Destroyer INS Mumbai.

Tripathi’s Sea Commands include Indian Naval Ship (INS) Vinash, Kirch and Trishul.

During his career spanning nearly 40 years, he has held various important operational and staff appointments, which include Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet at Mumbai, Director of Naval Operations, Principal Director Network Centric Operations and Principal Director Naval Plans at New Delhi.

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