Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi to be new Vice Chief of Naval Staff

The Government of India has appointed Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi as the new Vice Chief of Naval Staff.

Currently, at the helm of the Indian Navy’s Western Command headquartered in Mumbai, Vice Admiral Tripathi is set to assume his new responsibilities on January 4, 2024.

The present Vice Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral SJ Singh, will be stepping into the role of the new Western Naval Commander.

Noteworthy, Vice Admiral Tripathi has served in various prestigious roles, including Chief of Personnel at the Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence (Navy).

An alumnus of Sainik School Rewa and the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, he joined the Indian Navy in July, 1985.

Besides, specialising in Communication and Electronic Warfare, Tripathi has held key roles on frontline warships, such as Signal Communication Officer and Electronic Warfare Officer.

Moreover, he has also served as the Executive Officer and Principal Warfare Officer of Guided Missile Destroyer INS Mumbai. Notable commands include Indian naval ships including Vinash, Kirch, and Trishul.