Visit of Chief of the Naval Staff to Kochi
Admiral Sunil Lanba PVSM AVSM ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff arrived in Kochi on 05 May 2019 on a three day visit. He was accompanied by Mrs Reena Lanba, President Naval Wives Welfare Association. The CNS and Mrs Lanba were received at the Naval Air Station, INS Garuda by Vice Admiral Anil Chawla AVSM NM VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command and Mrs Sapana Chawla, President Naval Wives Welfare Association (Southern Region). This will be Admiral Lanba's farewell visit to SNC, as he would be demitting office and retiring on 31 May 2019 after a long and illustrious career of 41 years.
During his visit, the CNS will chair the Governing Council Meeting and Annual General Body Meeting of the Navy Foundation, an association of naval veteran officers. A number of other activities, both professional and welfare, would be undertaken by the CNS during his visit.
The CNS and Mrs Lanba will depart for New Delhi on 07 May 2019.