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Vice Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla assumes Command of SNC

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New Delhi , 31 Jul 2018

Vice Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla, AVSM, NM, VSM, has taken over the reins of the Southern Naval Command (SNC) as its 28th Flag Officer  Commanding- in-Chief on 31 Jul 18. The Admiral has replaced Vice Admiral AR Karve, PVSM, AVSM who retired after 38 years of yeoman service.  VAdm AK Chawla was previously the Chief of Personnel at the Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence, Navy at Delhi. The Flag Officer, a  native of Dehradun, had arrived in Kochi on 30 Jul 18.A static ceremonial parade, consisting of 16 platoons including 4 armed platoons and a 50 men “Guard of Honour” was held at the naval base on the  occasion in which both the admirals were accorded General Salutes and which concluded with a “March in Review Order”. Subsequently, both Flag  Officers carried out the formal handing / taking over in the office of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief. Speaking to the members of the media, prior  to his departure, VAdm Karve expressed satisfaction at the synergy achieved by the Command with the civil administration of the state in responding to  different “Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR)” requirements.On completion of the handing over, VAdm Karve met and was bid farewell by various Heads of Units, Commanding Officers, Chief Staff Officers of  headquarters,SNC and other senior officers. As he drove away, he was given the traditional 'Teen Jais' by officers and sailors of the Command.


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