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 2020 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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Chief of Indian Navy – Admirals List [1947-2020]
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 toOctober 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 Sureesh 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 Incumbent|
Important facts related to Indian Navy Admirals
- 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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Sample Questions – Chief Of Indian Navy Admirals General Awareness
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 2020?
- 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 Carlil
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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