Admiral R. Hari Kumar today assumed charge as the 25th Chief of the Naval Staff. He received Guard of Honour at the South Block lawns in New Delhi as the new Chief of Naval Staff. Admiral Hari Kumar succeeds Admiral Karambir Singh who superannuated today.
Talking to reporters, Admiral Hari Kumar said, it is a matter of great honour for him to take charge as the Chief of Naval Staff of Indian Navy. He said, the focus of Indian Navy’s is on national maritime interests and maritime security challenges.
Admiral R. Hari Kumar was commissioned on 1st January 1983 into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy. During his long and distinguished service spanning nearly 39 years, he has served in a variety of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. He has been decorated with the Param Vishist Seva Medal, Ati Vishist Seva Medal and Vishist Seva Medal.