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Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi PVSM, AVSM, NM Takes Helm as 26th Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy

Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi

Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, PVSM, AVSM, NM has assumed leadership of the Indian Navy as its 26th Chief of the Naval Staff, succeeding Admiral R Hari Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, who retired following a distinguished career. Admiral Tripathi, a graduate of Sainik School Rewa and the National Defence Academy, was commissioned into the Executive Branch in 1985. With expertise in Communication and Electronic Warfare, he has served aboard various naval vessels and held key operational and staff roles over his nearly 40-year career.

His commands at sea include INS Vinash, INS Kirch, and INS Trishul. Admiral Tripathi has held significant positions such as Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet, Director of Naval Operations, and Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy, among others. He has also undergone training at prestigious institutions including the United States Naval War College.

Before assuming the role of Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Tripathi served as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff. His appointment signifies a continuation of his commitment to serving the Indian Navy with distinction and leadership.