Sinha, Chopra in the race for Navy Chief's post

February 28, 2014 01:49 am | Updated November 28, 2021 09:22 pm IST - NEW DELHI

The Cabinet Committee on Security, scheduled to meet on Friday, will consider the question of the outgoing Navy Chief, Admiral D.K. Joshi’s succession.

Western Navy commander Vice-Admiral Shekhar Sinha is next in line, but most of the recent accidents have taken place in his command.

Eastern Navy commander Vice-Admiral Anil Chopra is also a key contender, along with Vice-Admiral Satish Soni.

The Acting Navy Chief, Vice-Admiral Robin Dhowan, will also be considered, though sources said the fact that he had never served in an operation command, a traditional pre-requisite, would go against him.

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