Andaman and Nicobar Islands welcome new Lieutenant-Governor Devendra Kumar Joshi; read about him here!
Source :NewsBharati Date :02-Oct-2017
Port Blair, October 2: On Saturday, President Ramnath Kovind appointed new Governors to 5 states, amongst which Admiral (Retd.) Devendra Kumar Joshi took over the seat of Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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.
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.
His appointment is rather a decisive step by the government. Andaman and Nicobar Islands already have a Naval station there but with the recent voyage made by the Chinese Army has to stop. And the only way to do it is put a reputed and knowledgeable person in-charge. Andaman Nicobar Islands can form the base ideally and Indian Navy could reach out easily. The 750-km long Andaman and Nicobar archipelago comprises a chain of 572 islands and is located 1,200 km from mainland India, but is merely 90 km from Indonesia and 50 km from Myanmar.
On Saturday, President Kovind also 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.