Vice-Admiral R Hari Kumar takes over as Chief of Naval Staff; See Pics

Admiral R Hari Kumar on Tuesday took over as the new Navy chief, succeeding Admiral Karambir Singh who is superannuated after a 30-month tenure. Soon after taking over, Kumar said it was a matter of great honour for him to take charge as the Chief of Naval Staff.

  • New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): Vice-Admiral R Hari Kumar(R) with outgoing Admiral Karambir Singh arrives to take charge as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) during Handing and Taking over ceremony, at South Block Lawns, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI photo)

  • New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): Vice-Admiral R Hari Kumar(L) shaking hands with outgoing Admiral Karambir Singh after taking over the charge as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) during Handing and Taking over ceremony, at South Block Lawns, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI photo)

  • New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): Vice-Admiral R Hari Kumar receiving the guard of honour at the south block lawns after taking over the charge as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI photo)

  • New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): Vice-Admiral R Hari Kumar(L) with outgoing Admiral Karambir Singh after taking over the charge as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) during Handing and Taking over ceremony, at South Block Lawns, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI photo)

  • New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): Vice-Admiral R Hari Kumar receiving the guard of honour at the south block lawns after taking over the charge as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI photo)

  • New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): Vice-Admiral R Hari Kumar(L) shaking hands with outgoing Admiral Karambir Singh after taking over the charge as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) during Handing and Taking over ceremony, at South Block Lawns, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI photo)

  • New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): Vice-Admiral R Hari Kumar(L) with outgoing Admiral Karambir Singh after taking over the charge as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) during Handing and Taking over ceremony, at South Block Lawns, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI photo)

  • New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): Vice-Admiral R Hari Kumar seeks the blessings of his mother after assuming the charge as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) during Handing and Taking over ceremony, at South Block Lawns, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI photo)

  • New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): Vice-Admiral R Hari Kumar(L) being greeted by an invitee after assuming the charge as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) during Handing and Taking over ceremony, at South Block Lawns, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI photo)

  • New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): Vice-Admiral R Hari Kumar hugs his mother after assuming the charge as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) during Handing and Taking over ceremony, at South Block Lawns, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI photo)