Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba who retires this month-end on Monday made a farewell call on the President and Supreme Commander of Armed Forces Ram Nath Kovind.
Admiral Lanba, 23rd Chief of the Naval Staff, will retire on May 31 as Chief of Naval Staff.
Admiral Lanba is also Chairman of the Chief of the Staff Committee.
During his service of over 31 years in the Navy, he has been decorated with PVSM, AVSM and ADC.
Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed as his successor. He will assume office on May 31.
His appointment was challenged by one of the senior most Naval Commander Vice Admiral Bimal Verma in the Armed Forces Tribunal for overlooking his seniority by the Government which was turned down.