New Delhi, Oct 26: Vice Admiral A K Singh, a
submariner, on Thursday took over as the new flag officer
Commmanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam.
Singh, presently Commander-in-Chief of the Tri-Service
Command at Andaman and Nicobar islands succeeds Admiral Suresh
Mehta, who has been named to be the next Naval Chief,
according to an official announcement.
With Singh shifting to the Eastern Naval Command, the
way has been paved for an Air Force officer to take over for
the first time the Tri-Service Command at Andaman. Earlier,
only Naval and Army officers have commanded this joint army,
Navy and Air Force Command.