Vice Admiral Bimal Verma moves court against appointment of new Navy Chief

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma
Vice Admiral Bimal Verma

New Delhi, April 8: Vice Admiral Bimal Verma on Monday approached Armed Forces Tribunal against his supersession and appointment of Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the next Chief of Navy.

In his plea, the Vice Admiral has challenged the Central government’s decision to ignore seniority and appoint his junior as the next chief of Navy.

Vice admiral Karambir Singh will take over as the new Navy Chief after Admiral Sunil Lanba will complete his three-year tenure on May 31,2019.

Singh will supersede Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, who is the senior most in terms of length of service.

Defence Ministry spokesperson Col Aman Anand earlier said “The Government has appointed Vice Admiral Karanbir Singh, Eastern Naval Commander as the next Chief of Naval Staff in place of Admiral Sunil Lanba who vacates the office on 31 May 2019,”

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