Vice Admiral Bimal challenges supersession

Vice Admiral Bimal challenges supersession
Vice Admiral Bimal Verma
NEW DELHI, APR 8 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 4/8/2019 12:25:31 PM IST

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma moved the Armed Forces Tribunal today over the government superceding him and appointing his junior, Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the next Navy chief. Vice Admiral Bimal Verma has accused the government of ignoring his seniority. He will be represented by his daughter at the Tribunal.

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh will supersede Vice Admiral Verma, when he takes over as the take over as the new Navy Chief after Admiral Sunil Lanba retires on May 31. This is the second time that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has overlooked seniority for merit in the appointment of service chiefs.

In 2016, General Bipin Rawat was appointed Army Chief superseding Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, who headed the Eastern Command and was next in line to be the army chief.

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