Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, CINCAN on a Farewell Visit to Eastern Naval Command
Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, Commander-in-Chief Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) arrived Visakhapatnam on a three-day farewell visit to the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) on 01 November 2019. The Admiral is accompanied by Mrs Seema Verma, President Defence Wives Welfare Association. During the visit, Vice Admiral Verma is scheduled to visit various infrastructure developments undertaken at ENC. Mrs Seema Verma is scheduled to interact with the President and Committee Members NWWA (ER) and visit NWWA Welfare facilities at Visakhapatnam.
Admiral Bimal Verma retires from the Navy on 30 November 2019 after four decades of distinguished service which include tenures at sea, ashore at various Headquarters, operational and training establishments as well as tri-services institutions. Vice Admiral Verma is an alumnus of the prestigious Rashtriya Indian Military College and National Defence Academy where he was adjudged the Best Naval Cadet. He was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 January 1980 and specialised in ‘Communication and Electronic Warfare’.
His sea tenures include command of amphibious platforms such as Indian Naval Ships Shardul and Magar, missile destroyer INS Ranjit and guided-missile destroyer INS Mysore. Amongst his important ashore appointments, the Flag Officer has been the Principal Director Naval Operations at Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy), Naval Attache in Tehran, Captain Local Workup Team at Visakhapatnam, Indian Naval Tactical Evaluation Group and has also served with the Signal Intelligence Organisation.
On elevation to the Flag rank, Vice Admiral Verma has held appointments as Flag Officer Doctrines & Concepts, Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra and Gujarat Naval Area, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Information Warfare & Operations) and Flag Officer ‘Alternate Operations Base’ project. On promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral on 01 November 2012, the Flag Officer was appointed as the Chief of Staff, ENC where he also coordinated the International Fleet Review 2016 before taking over as CINCAN on 29 February 2016.