Vice Admiral Tarun Sobti takes charge as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff

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Vice Admiral Tarun Sobti assumed the role of Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS) on October 1, 2023, replacing Vice Admiral Sanjay Mahendru, who retired on September 30, 2023, after 38 years of service.

An Overview of the News

  • Vice Admiral Tarun Sobti has served in the Indian Navy since July 1988 with expertise in Navigation and Direction.

  • In his career spanning 35 years, he has held various command and staff positions both at sea and ashore.

  • Notable commands include INS Nishank (missile boat), INS Kora (missile corvette), and INS Kolkata (guided missile destroyer).

  • He has also served in staff roles in the Directorate of Personnel Requirements and Directorate of Personnel and as Naval Attache in the Embassy of India, Moscow.

Recognition and Honor:

  • Vice Admiral Tarun Sobti's extraordinary contribution to the Indian Navy has been recognized with prestigious awards.

  • He received the Vishisht Seva Medal in 2020 and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2022, both awarded by the President of India for his outstanding service and achievements.

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