12 Facts About Karambir Singh


Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC was born on 3 November 1959, and is a former flag officer of Indian Navy, who served as the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff.

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Karambir Singh attended the Barnes School in Deolali, before joining the 56th course of the National Defence Academy, where he was in the Hunter Squadron.

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Karambir Singh is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and the College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai.

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Karambir Singh was commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1980 and earned his wings as a helicopter pilot in 1982.

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Karambir Singh has extensive experience with the HAL Chetak, Kamov Ka-25 and Kamov Ka-28 helicopters.

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Karambir Singh has commanded the Coast Guard ship ICGS Chand Bibi, the corvette INS Vijaydurg, and the guided missile destroyers INS Rana and INS Delhi.

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Karambir Singh served as the Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet.

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Karambir Singh was a member of the Aircrew Instrument Rating and Categorisation Board.

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On promotion to flag rank, Karambir Singh was appointed as the Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command.

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Karambir Singh went on serve as the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff, following which he was appointed as Vice Chief of Naval Staff.

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Karambir Singh assumed office of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command on 31 October 2017, succeeding Vice Admiral Harish Bisht.

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Karambir Singh is the first helicopter pilot to have served as Chief of Staff of the Indian Navy.

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