Indian Vice Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam and Vice Admiral Surinder Pal Singh Cheema, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, Kochi called on Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff at his office on 23 June 14.
Being their first official ‘call-on’ after assuming office, both the Flag officers’ were received at the South Block lawns by Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff and were presented a ‘Guard of Honour’. Various issues of ‘operational and administrative’ nature were discussed during the meeting later.
It may be recalled that Vice Admiral Satish Soni had taken over the command of Eastern Naval Command on 16 June 2014 and Vice Admiral Surinder Pal Singh Cheema had taken over the command of Eastern Naval Command on 19 June 2014.
Press Release, June 24, 2014; Image: Indian Navy