Vice admiral AR Karve, AVSM
Flag Officer Commanding –in-Chief
Vice Admiral AR Karve,Chairman Local Board of Administration took over charge as the new Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command (FOC -in -C, South).Before taking this appointment, he was the Chief of Personnel at IHQ MoD (Navy), at Delhi. He is an alumnus of the National Defense Academy, Khadakvasla and was commissioned into the Indian Navy on July 1, 1980.
He is an anti - submarine warfare specialist, who has held several important operational and staff appointment both at sea as well as ashore during his 35 years of distinguished service, which include the command of the aircraft carrier INS Viraat and the guided missile destroyer INS Ranvijay. He has also been the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet and the Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Information Warfare & Operations).
The Officer is a graduate of Defense Service Staff College (DSSC) wellington, Ooty and has completed the Naval Higher Command Course from College of Naval Warfare at Mumbai. He is also a post graduate in National Security and Strategy from the National Defense University, Washington DC (USA).
The officer has been awarded the Anti Vishisht Seva Medal for his distinguished service.