Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi assumed command of the Indian Navy on April 30, 2024, as the 26th Chief of the Naval Staff. 

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  • He succeeds Admiral R Hari Kumar, who retired after a distinguished career.
  • He was the Vice Chief of Naval Staff, before taking over as Navy Chief. 

About Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi 

  • He was commissioned in 1985 into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy.
  • He is a specialist in Communication and Electronic Warfare.
  • He has extensive experience commanding frontline warships (INS Vinash, INS Kirch, INS Trishul).

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