Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba is all set to take over as the next Navy Chief. He will take over on 31 May, following the retirement of Admiral Robin K. Dhowan.
The former Vice Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy, who held the office from 2 June 2014 to 30 Mar 2015, is currently heading the Western Command of the Indian Navy.
P Murugesan took over as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff in 2015.
Lanba was commissioned into the Navy in 1978. He has been awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal and the Ati Vishist Seva Medal.