Nirmal Kumar Verma
|Nirmal Kumar Verma|
Verma as Vice Admiral in 2007.
|Born||November 14, 1951|
|Years of service||July 1, 1970 - August 31, 2012|
|Commands held||Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy (31 August 2011- 31 August 2012)
Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee
Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma (born November 14, 1951) is a former Indian Navy Admiral who served as the Chief of the Naval Staff of Indian Navy, from August 31, 2009 to August 31, 2012. In November 2012, he was appointed as the High Commissioner to Canada.
Verma took charge of the Naval Academy in Goa, and subsequently became commander of a series of Indian Navy ships, including INS Ranvir (D54) and INS Viraat, India's only aircraft carrier. He rose to the rank of Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of the Eastern Naval Command, and was appointed Chief of the Indian Navy upon the retirement of Sureesh Mehta on August 31, 2009. During his career he has been awarded several decorations, including the Param Vishisht Seva Medal and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal. He took over as the Chairman, Chief's of Staff Committee on July 30, 2011 from the then outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal P V Naik.
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- hameed farista (2009-12-03). "Govt names Vice Admiral Nirmal Verma as the next Navy chief". Indian Express. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
- "Vice Admiral NK Verma named next Navy Chief". Zeenews.com. 2009-06-06. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
- "Admiral Nirmal Verma takes over as Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee". India strategic. 2011-06-21. Retrieved 2013-12-07.
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