The government has appointed Vice Admiral Karanbir Singh as the next Chief of Naval Staff on Saturday, 23 March. Chief of Naval Staff Sunil Lanba will vacate the office on 31 May 2019, reported ANI.Vice Admiral Singh is currently serving as the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief of the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam, according to PTI.In his career over 36 years, the Admiral has donned many roles. He has commanded a Naval Missile Corvette, an Indian Coast Guard Ship and Guided Missile Destroyers. He has served as the Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet, according to the Indian Navy.He has also served as the Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet, Joint Director Naval Air Staff at the Naval Headquarters, Captain Air and Officer-in-Charge of the Naval Air Station at Mumbai and as a member of the Aircrew Instrument Rating and Categorisation Team (AIRCATS).Karanbir is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy at Khadakwasla, who Commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1980. He became a helicopter pilot in 1982 and has flown Chetak and Kamov helicopters extensively.(With inputs from ANI and PTI)Chiefs Of Air And Naval Staffs To Get Z-Plus Security We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.