Kochi: Vice Admiral A.R. Karve here on Sunday took charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command from Vice Admiral Girish Luthra.
Vice Admiral Karve earlier laid wreath at the ‘ War Memorial ‘ prior to assuming command as tribute to the thousands of martyrs who fought for the country.
An impressive ceremonial parade was held at the naval base on the occasion which was followed by the traditional ‘pulling out’ ceremony.
The parade was witnessed by many senior officers, men and families of Southern Naval Command. (ANI)