Vice Admiral S N Ghormade is new Vice Chief of Indian Navy

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VAdm SN Ghormade.

Vice Admiral S N Ghormade, a navigation and direction specialist, is now Vice Chief of Indian Navy. He succeeded Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar who retired after 39 years of service on Saturday in New Delhi.

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VAdm SN Ghormade has assumed charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff from VAdm G Ashok Kumar.

Admiral S N Ghormade has extensive operational tenures on frontline warships of the Indian Navy that included commanding guided missile frigate INS Brahmaputra, submarine rescue vessel INS Nireekshak as well as minesweeper INS Alleppey.

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VAdm G Ashok Kumar (Left) retires today after glorious service of 39 years.

Vice Admiral Ghormade was holding the tri-service appointment of deputy chief (operations and training) at the headquarters of the Integrated Defence Staff prior to taking over as the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Naval Staff College at the United States Naval War College in Rhode Island, and the Naval War College in Mumbai.

Commissioned in the Indian Navy on January 1, 1984, Vice Admiral S N Ghormade is known as a navigation and direction specialist.