Who is Devendra Kumar Joshi?

Devendra Kumar Joshi served as the Chief of Naval Staff from 31 August 2012 to 26 February 2014. A product of the National Defence Academy (NDA), he was commissioned into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy on April 1, 1974

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 30, 2017 3:11 pm
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Devendra Kumar Joshi was appointed the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Saturday by President Ram Nath Kovind. The 63-year-old is a decorated Admiral of the Navy.

Joshi served as the Chief of Naval Staff from 31 August 2012 to 26 February 2014. A product of the National Defence Academy (NDA), he was commissioned into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy on April 1, 1974. He has studied at the US Naval War College as well as at the College of Naval Warfare in Mumbai.

From 1996-99, he held the position of Defence Adviser at the Indian High Commission in Singapore. In addition to this, he has led the Vizag-Eastern Navy Fleet. Read the full coverage here: President Kovind appoints new Governors

Among the awards presented to him are the Param Vishist Seva Medal, the Ati Vishist Seva medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Nau Sena Medal and the Vishist Seva Medal. He was also a former Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Commander in Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Island Command as well as the Chief of the Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee.

On Saturday, President Kovind appointed five Governors and one Lt. Governor. While Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) was appointed as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Satya Pal Malik was appointed as the Governor of Bihar and Professor Jagdish Mukhi as the Governor of Assam.

Tamil Nadu, whose previous Governor was Ch Vidyasagar Rao, got Banwarilal Purohit as its new Governor. Ganga Prasad has been appointed as the Governor of Meghalaya.

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