Sunil Lanba takes over as Indian Navy chief

New Delhi, May 31: Admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday assumed command of the Indian Navy, as the 23rd chief of naval staff.

“He provided impetus to training and skill development, synergising combat operations, coastal security, safety and infrastructure development along the Western seaboard and in the Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands,” said a ministry of defence statement.

A navigation and direction specialist, Admiral Lanba served as the Navigation and Operations Officer onboard numerous ships in both the eastern and western fleets, the statement added.

“His nearly four decades of experience includes tenure at sea, ashore at various headquarters, Operational and Training establishments as well as tri-services institutions,” it said.

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