Vice Admiral HCS Bisht took over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command on 29 February 2016 in Visakhapatnam.
Besides, Atul Kumar Jain took charge as the Chief of Staff of Eastern Naval Command on 27 February 2016. He succeeded Vice Admiral Bimal Verma.
Bimal Verma was transferred as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command at Port Blair.
Indian Naval Commands
Indian Navy is organized into four commands. These are
• Eastern Naval Command: Headquartered at Visakhapatnam
• Western Naval Command: Headquartered at Mumbai
• Southern Naval Command: Headquartered at Kochi
• Andaman and Nicobar Command: Headquartered at Port Blair
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When: 29 February 2016