New Delhi, Feb 26 IANS | 8 months ago

Indian Navy chief Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, who resigned Wednesday, was a specialist in anti-submarine warfare.


Joshi took over as the country's 21st chief of naval staff in August 2012 from Admiral Nirmal Verma, according to the indiannavy.nic.in.

He served in a variety of command, staff and instructional appointments. His sea commands include guided missile corvette INS Kuthar, guided missile destroyer INS Ranvir and the aircraft carrier INS Viraat, during which he was awarded Nausena Medal, Vishist Seva Medal and Yudh Seva Medal, respectively.

He subsequently commanded the navy's eastern fleet, when he was awarded Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM), the website said.

After his elevation to Flag rank, the admiral served in the integrated headquarters in all nodal branches.

Among these the personnel branch as the assistant chief of personnel (Human Resource Development); in warship production and acquisition as the assistant controller of the aircraft carrier programme (ACCP); and thereafter in the operations branch both as assistant chief of naval staff (Information Warfare and Operations) and as the deputy chief of naval staff.

He was awarded the Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM). He also served as the chief of integrated defence staff to chairman, chiefs of staff committee, the website added.

Joshi is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College, US, an alumnus of the College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai, and the prestigious National Defence College, New Delhi. He was also the Defence Advisor in the Indian high commission at Singapore from 1996 to 1999.

He is married to Chitra Joshi and the couple have two daughters.

(Posted on 26-02-2014)

Share This Page:


Post your comments


Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal

INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:

Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |

KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:

Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |

TRAVEL MAPS OF INDIA:

Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |

INDIA CITY MAPS:

Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |