Vice-Admiral D.K. Joshi will be the new Chief of the Western Naval Command. He will take charge from Vice-Admiral Sanjeev Bhasin, who attains superannuation on April 30.
- Vice-Admiral Joshi had assumed charge as the Chief of the Integrated Staff Committee last December in New Delhi after having served as the head of the Tri-Services Command at Port Blair.
- The appointment of Vice-Admiral Joshi as Chief of the prestigious Western Command came after the government rejected the claim of Vice-Admiral K.N. Sushil, who heads the Kochi-based Southern Naval Command.
- Vice-Admiral Sushil filed a ‘statutory complaint' with Defence Ministry, stating he should be appointed as head of the Western Command since he is the senior most three-star officer after Vice-Admiral Bhasin.