Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba on 30 March 2015 took over charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Naval Command. He took the charge from Vice Admiral SPS Cheema at a ceremonial parade held at the Naval base in Kochi.
Prior to assuming command, Vice Admiral Lanba laid a wreath at the War Memorial.
Vice Admiral Cheema will now assume the charge of the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Naval Command on 31 March 2015 on the retirement of the present incumbent, Vice Admiral Anil Kumar Chopra.
Where: In Kochi
When: 30 March 2015