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New Naval appointments

NEW DELHI SEPT. 21. Vice-Admiral Raman Puri, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command will take over as the next Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (CIDS) of the Chief of Staff Committee. He will replace Lt. Gen. Pankaj Joshi, an official release said today.

Vice-Admiral Arun Prakash, at present Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command will take over as the next Vice-Chief of the Naval Staff. He replaces Vice-Admiral John C. DeSilva who will relinquish office at the end of this month. The Vice-Admiral Madanjit Singh, presently head of the Southern Naval Command, will move to Mumbai as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command.

Vice-Admiral Om Prakash Bansa, at present Commander-in-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command, has been appointed as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command. Rear Admiral Rakesh Kala, Flag Officer, Sea Training, will be the new Chief of Staff at the Headquarters of the Andaman and Nicobar Command.

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