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Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi appointed as next Indian Navy chief

An alumnus of prestigious institutions like Sainik School Rewa and the National Defence Academy, Dinesh Tripathi has been honored with awards like the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and the Nausena Medal for his dedication to duty.

Edited By: Nitin Kumar @Niitz1 New Delhi Published on: April 19, 2024 10:26 IST
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Image Source : X/@DEFPRODNINDIA Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi appointed as the next Indian Navy chief.

The government has announced the appointment of Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi as the next Chief of the Indian Navy. Tripathi, currently serving as the Vice Chief of Navy Staff, will assume his new role on April 30, succeeding Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar. Tripathi brings with him nearly 40 years of extensive experience in the Indian Navy, having served in various crucial assignments. He has held key positions such as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, and Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala, Kerala. Throughout his career, he has commanded several naval ships, including INS Vinash, Kirch, and Trishul, showcasing his leadership and operational capabilities.

Educational background and achievements:

  • An alumnus of Sainik School Rewa and the National Defence Academy, Tripathi was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1985.
  • He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, and has attended prestigious courses at the Naval Command College at the US Naval War College.
  • Tripathi’s dedication to duty has earned him accolades such as the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and the Nausena Medal.

Personal life:

  • Apart from his military commitments, Vice Admiral Tripathi is a sports enthusiast, with a keen interest in tennis, badminton, and cricket.
  • He is married to Shashi Tripathi, an artist, and homemaker, and the couple has a son who is a practicing lawyer, married to Tanya, who works in the policy-making domain.

Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi’s appointment as the Chief of the Indian Navy reflects his outstanding leadership and commitment to serving the nation.

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