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Vice Admiral Joshi new Western Naval Command chief


Vice Admiral D K Joshi.

MUMBAI (PTI): Vice Admiral D K Joshi Saturday took charge as the chief of the Western Naval Command headquartered in the metropolis.

He succeeded Vice Admiral Sanjeev Bhasin, who retired from the Navy after four decades of illustrious service.

"A specialist in anti-submarine Warfare, Vice Admiral D K Joshi assumed Command of the Western Naval Command at a ceremonial parade at `INS Shikra' here," said Defence Assistant PRO Narendrakumar Vispute.

Joshi has commanded the guided-missile corvette `Kuthar', Guided-Missile Destroyer `Ranvir' and the aircraft carrier `Viraat'.

He is a graduate of the Naval War College, USA, an alumnus of the College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai, and the prestigious National Defence College, New Delhi, Vispute added.

Joshi has held several important staff appointments.

His last two appointments were as Commander-in-Chief of Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) and Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC), he said.

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