Indian Navy’s Admiral Sureesh Mehta PVSM, AVSM, ADC retires today, August 31. He took over as Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) on October 31, 2006 from Admiral Arun Prakash.
Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma, PVSM,AVSM,ADC has now taken over as the 20th CNS of Independent India and the 18th Indian to take command of the Indian Navy.
Some views of Admiral Sureesh Mehta are worth noting:
- on China:
- Hindustan Times dated August 19: China Navy is larger but larger does not mean ‘better’: Admiral Mehta
- Hindustan Times dated August 11: India no match for china, says Navy chief
- on Indian Navy: Express Buzz dated August 05 – Sea changes ahead for Navy, says Sureesh Mehta
- on purchase of Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Gorshkov: Thaindian News dated July 30 – Russian aircraft carrier not overpriced: Indian Navy chief
- on India’s sea route: Thaindian News dated February 18 – Navy Chief says nukes can be smuggled into India via sea route
Here are some photographs from Press Information Bureau:
Handing Over to Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma on August 31, 2009.
Taking Over from Admiral Arun Prakash on October 31, 2006.
View some video clips of Admiral Sureesh Mehta from Videos from India:
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