Vice Admiral AR Karve takes charge of Southern Naval Command

Vice-Admiral A R Karve took charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command (SNC).
 Prior to this appointment, he was serving as the Chief of Personnel at IHQ MoD (Navy), at Delhi. He will succeed Vice Admiral Girish Luthra who has been appointed as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command.

About Vice-Admiral A R Karve

  • Vice-Admiral A R Karve is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Pune and was commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1980.
  • He is an anti-submarine warfare specialist with rich experience of 35 years. In his distinguished service he has held several important operational and staff appointments both at sea as well as ashore.
  • Important assignments: He also had held command of the aircraft carrier INS Viraat and the guided missile destroyer INS Ranvijay.
  • He also had served as the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet and the Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Information Warfare & Operations).
  • He also had held key positions like Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer (Western Fleet), Command Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer (Western Naval Command) and Chief Staff Officer (Operations), Western Naval Command.
  • Awards and Honours: He has been awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) in 2013 for his distinguished service.



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