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Vice Admiral DK Tripathi Takes Over As Vice Chief Of The Naval Staff

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 05-01-2024
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Vice Admiral Dinesh K. Tripathi, AVSM, NM, took over as the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff on January 4, 2024. Earlier, Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi served as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command.

Dinesh K. Tripathi served in various positions in the Navy:

  • Communications and electronic warfare expert Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi served as the signals communications officer.
  • Dinesh Tripathi initially served on frontline warships of the Navy as an Electronic Warfare Officer. Later served as Executive Officer and Principal Warfare Officer of the Guided Missile Destroyer INS Mumbai.
  • Dinesh Tripathi commanded Indian Navy ships Vinash, Kirch and Trishul. Tripathi has served in crucial operational and staff roles during his career. in which mainly 
    • Fleet Operations Officer, Western Fleet, Mumbai.
    • Director of Naval Operations,
    • Principal Director Network Centric Operations and
    • Principal Director Naval Plans at New Delhi.
  • After being promoted to Vice Admiral in June 2019, Tripathi assumed the role of Commandant at the Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala, Kerala. 
  • Subsequently, he served as the Director General of Naval Operations from July 2020 to May 2021.
  • This period saw considerable naval maritime operations. He ensured the Navy remained 'a war-ready, reliable, united and future-capable force'.
  • Later, from June 2021 to February 2023, he served as the Chief of Personnel.

About Vice Admiral Dinesh K. Tripathi:

  • An alumnus of Sainik School Rewa and National Defense Academy, Khadakwasla. Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 1 July 1985.
  • Admiral Dinesh Tripathi is a Defense Services Staff College graduate of Wellington, where he was awarded the Thimayya Medal.
  • He completed the Naval Higher Command Course and attended the US Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Islands, in 2007–08. Where he won the prestigious Robert E Bateman International Prize.
  • Vice Admiral Tripathi is a recipient of the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Navy Medal for his devotion to duty.

About Indian Navy:

  • The Indian Navy was established on 26 January 1950. It comes under the “central” Defense Ministry. Its President is the Supreme Commander of the Navy.
  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral R. Hari Kumar
  • Navy Day: 4 December
  • The Indian Army and Air Force operate under seven commands each, while the Indian Navy operates under three commands.
  • The Indian Armed Forces also have two 'Tri-Service Commands'.
    • Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) is headed by officers from the three services. 
    • Whereas 'Strategic Force Common' is responsible for India's nuclear-related activities.


Answer:- Vice Admiral Dinesh K. Tripathi.

Answer:- There are two 'Tri-Services' or 'Tri-Service Commands' of the Indian Armed Forces.

Answer:- Strategic Force Command is responsible for India's nuclear-related activities.
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