Admiral Robin Dhowan appointed New Chief of Indian Navy

Admiral RK Dhowan took over as the 22nd Chief of Naval Staff of India on April 17, 2014. He is the 20th Indian officer to assume command of the Indian Navy.

Admiral RK DhowanAfter dithering for over 50 days following Admiral DK Joshi’s sudden resignation on February 26, owning “moral responsibility” for a string of warship mishaps, the government finally moved swiftly on Thursday to appoint Admiral Robin Dhowan as the new chief.

Admiral Dhowan, commissioned in the Navy on 01 Jan 1975, will have a 25-month tenure, has superseded Vice-Admiral Shekhar Kumar Sinha, the current Western Naval Command chief, to become India’s 22nd Navy chief.

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