Admiral Nirmal Verma, Chief of the Naval Staff, accompanied by Madhulika Verma, president, Naval Wives’ Welfare Association, arrived in Visakhapatnam on Sunday on a three-day farewell visit to the Eastern Naval Command (ENC).
During his stay, the Chief of the Naval Staff will interact with Defence Civilians, Officers and Men of the ENC and review the Eastern Fleet at sea. Admiral Verma is retiring from the Navy after 42 years of service on Augutst 31.
An alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA), the Admiral was commissioned in the Indian Navy in July 1970. He is a specialist in Communications and Electronic Warfare who graduated from of the Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich, United Kingdom and the US Naval War College.
In his previous assignment, Admiral Verma was the Commander-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command, responsible for Bay of Bengal and South-East Asia. Other important Flag Appointments held by Admiral Verma include the Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of Personnel and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy and Plans) at Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy) and Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area and Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command.