Do you know, who is the present Indian Navy Admiral Or Chief of Indian Navy? Admiral Karambir Singh, appointed on May 31st 2019 is the 24th Indian Navy Chief serving at present.
The topic of Indian Navy Admirals is important for competitive exams. For various Government exams SSC, RRB, Bank etc., the topic is covered under general awareness sections. Also, the UPSC aspirants can expect one or two questions related to Chief of Indian Navy in UPSC prelims.
Hence, the article will provide the list of Indian Navy Admirals from 1947 to 2021 who served the office as Chief of Indian Navy Staff. The Indian Navy Admirals List is also available to download in PDF format for candidates convenience.
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The Chief of the Naval Staff is the commander, the highest-ranking officer in the Indian Navy and the position is abbreviated as CNS.
Given below is the list of Indian navy admirals and their tenure of office as Chief of Indian Navy:
|List Of Indian Navy Admirals – Chief Of Navy Staff|
|Names of CNS||Tenure of Office|
|Rear Admiral J.T.S. Hall||August 15, 1947, to August 14 1948|
|Admiral Sir Edward Parry||August 15, 1948, to October 13 1951|
|Admiral Sir Mark Pizey||October 14, 1951, to 21 July 1955|
|Vice-Admiral Sir Stephen Carlill||22 July 1955 to April 21 1958|
|Vice-Admiral R.D. Katari||April 22, 1958, to June 4 1962|
|Vice Admiral B.S. Soman||June 05, 1962, to March 3 1966|
|Admiral A.K. Chatterjee||March 04, 1966, to February 27 1970|
|Admiral S.M. Nanda||February 28, 1970, to February 28 1973|
|Admiral S.N. Kohli||March 01, 1973, to February 28 1976|
|Admiral J.L. Cursetji||March 01, 1976, to February 28 1979|
|Admiral R.L. Pereira||March 01, 1979, to February 28 1982|
|Admiral O.S. Dawson||March 01, 1982, to November 30 1984|
|Admiral R.H. Tahiliani||December 01, 1984, to November 30 1987|
|Admiral J.G. Nadkarni||December 01, 1987, to November 30 1990|
|Admiral Ramdas||December 01, 1990, to September 30 1993|
|Admiral V.S. Shekhawat||October 01, 1993, to September 30 1996|
|Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat||October 01, 1996, to December 30 1998|
|Admiral Sushil Kumar||December 31, 1998, to December 29 2001|
|Admiral Madhvendra Singh||December 29, 2001, to July 31 2004|
|Admiral Arun Prakash||August 01, 2004, to October 30 2006|
|Admiral Suresh Mehta||October 30, 2006, to August 31 2009|
|Admiral Nirmal Verma||August 31, 2009, to August 31 August 2012|
|Admiral Devender Kumar Joshi||August 31, 2012, to February 26 2014|
|Vice Admiral RK Dhowan||February 26, 2014, to May 31 2016|
|Admiral Sunil Lanba||May 31, 2016, to May 31 2019|
|Admiral Karambir Singh||May 31, 2019, to Present|
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- At Independence, the head of the Navy was designated the Commander-in-Chief, Royal Indian Navy.
- The title of “Chief of the Naval Staff” was added on 1st March 1948, “Chief of the Naval Staff and Commander-in-Chief, Royal Indian Navy“.
- When India became a republic on 26th January 1950, the “Royal” designation was dropped. Thus designating the Indian Navy head to “Chief of the Naval Staff and Commander-in-Chief, Indian Navy“.
- The Commanders-In-Chief (Change in Designation) Act, 1955 re-designated the Indian Navy Head to “Chief of Naval Staff”.
- The position CNS is headed by both three-star rank Vice Admiral and two-star rank Rear Admiral. However, since 1966, the Chief of Naval Staff has always been a full Admiral.
- Appointments of CNS to the office are made by ACC – the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
- The CNS generally reaches superannuation upon completion of 3 years service or at the age of 62, whichever is earlier.
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Understanding the relevance of Indian Navy Admirals for competitive exams is important for better preparation for which candidates must be well versed with the types of questions asked in the examination based on it.
Hence, given below are sample question based on Indian Navy Admirals asked in the general awareness section of competitive exams:
Q.1. Who is the Chief of Indian Navy 2021?
- R D Katari
- Karambir Singh
- Sunil Lamba
- S N Kohli
Answer (2) Karambir Singh
Q.2. Which of the following is the Vice-Admiral of the Indian Navy?
- R J Dhowan
- Suresh Mehta
- G Ashok Kumar
Answer (4) G Ashok Kumar
Q.3. Who was the first Navy Chief of India?
- S N Kohli
- R J Dhowan
- R D Katari
- Suresh Mehta
Answer (3) R D Katari
Q.4. Who was the first Commander-In-Chief of the Royal Indian Navy?
- J S T Hall
- Mark Pizey
- Edward Parry
- Stephen Carlile
Answer (1) J S T Hall
Q.5. When was the first Navy Chief of Independent India appointed?
Answer (3) 1958
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