10 Facts About Admiral Sunil Lanba


Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, PJG, ADC was born on 17 July 1957 and is a retired Indian naval officer who served as the 23rd Chief of the Naval Staff of the Indian Navy.

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Admiral Sunil Lanba assumed the office on 31 May 2016 after Admiral Robin K Dhowan and demitted office three years later on 31 May 2019.

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Admiral Sunil Lanba was born on 17 July 1957 and hails from Palwal district, Haryana.

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Admiral Sunil Lanba was commissioned into the Indian Navy as an officer on 1 January 1978 into the Executive Branch of Indian Navy.

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Admiral Sunil Lanba is a Navigation and Direction specialist who has served as the navigation and operations officer onboard various ships in both the Eastern and Western Fleets.

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Admiral Sunil Lanba has held numerous training positions like training officer at the National Defence Academy; Directing Staff at the College of Defence Management; Commandant of the National Defence College and Flag Officer Sea Training organisation at the Local Workup Team, Western Naval Command.

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Admiral Sunil Lanba on being elevated to flag rank, was the flag officer commanding Maharashtra and Gujarat Naval Area.

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Admiral Sunil Lanba took over as the Chairman of the chiefs of staff committee from outgoing IAF chief Marshal Arup Raha on 29 December 2016.

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Admiral Sunil Lanba was awarded for his outstanding contributions in enhancing the strong and long-standing bilateral defence relationship between the Indian Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy.

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Admiral Sunil Lanba is married to Reena Lanba who is a qualified teacher and a home-maker.

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