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Vice Admiral Dewan takes over a Vice Chief of Naval Staff

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NEW DELHI (PTI): Vice Admiral D K Dewan, a veteran gunnery officer, took over as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff replacing Vice Admiral R P Suthan who retired after 39 years of service, Monday.

Commissioned in the Navy on July 1 1973, Vice Admiral Dewan is a Gunnery Officer and has done an advanced missile course in Russia in 1983.

A graduate of the Joint Staff Course, Paris, the Naval Higher Command Course and the Royal College of Defence Studies, London, Admiral Dewan has had wide national and international exposure and has experience in various fields such as operations, international relations and defence planning.

He has served in seven different ships and has held various important appointments such as Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Area (FOMA) and Controller Personnel Services.

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