Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took charge as the new Chief of the Naval Staff on Tuesday 31st May 2016, as the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R.K. Dhowan superannuated from service.

He said “I am sure under his leadership, the Indian Navy will execute every task,” Adding this he said there is a need to be ever vigilant in all quarters and all fronts, adding that he had no doubt that fire power from units of fleet, flotillas and squadrons could be delivered appropriately should the need arise.

Presence of 50 countries in the review clearly indicates the growing stature of the country in the region. Many countries have expressed the desire to cooperate and exercise with Indian Navy, which is indicative of professionalism, training and sound culture displayed by the service. Sunil Lanba Said.

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba was commissioned on January 1, 1978 into the Executive Branch of Indian Navy. Vice Admiral Lanba’s Sea Command includes commanding the minesweeper INS Kakinada, frigate INS Himgiri and Executive Officer of INS Viraat, the aircraft carrier.

He is a qualified specialist in navigation and direction course and attended the course at the Royal College of Defence Studies in U.K.Also he received Param Vishist Seva Medal and Ati Vishist Seva Medal.

He married to Reena Lanba and the couple has a son and two daughters