From planning the Navy’s future to executing vital infrastructure projects and heading a command with nuclear assets, Vice Admiral Karambir Singh — who has been designated as the next Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) — has always been the man for critical assignments.
A second-generation soldier, Singh has gone through a series of priority appointments over the past six years that ended with him being selected for the top post, superseding Vice Admiral Bimal Verma who is currently heading the Andaman and Nicobar Tri Services Command.
Described as a no-nonsense officer, Singh has a deep understanding of geo politics. He was heading Project Seabird — the new naval base at Karwar — when the.`20,000-crore sanction to create infrastructure for the basing of 32 ships and submarines for a future Navy was unrolled. Read more