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Who has been appointed as the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet?

[A]. Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat
[B]. Admiral Suraj Berry
[C]. Admiral G. Ashok Kumar
[D]. Admiral Rama Kant Pattanaik

Answer: Option B


Rear Admiral Suraj Berry has been appointed as the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet. He will succeed Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, who will be the next (24th) chief of naval staff. He was commissioned on 1st January 1987 and is a specialist in Gunnery and Missile Warfare. He has experience as a Commanding officer in the missile vessel INS Nirbhik, missile corvette INS Karmuk, stealth frigate INS Talwar, and the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya. Also, He is a recipient of the Vishisht Seva Medal in 2006 for the Tsunami Relief operations in Sri Lanka/ Maldives and the Nau Sena Medal in 2015. Under his supervision, Eastern Fleet participated in various bilateral exercises, like INDRA-18 with the Russian Navy, the 25th edition of SIMBEX with the Singapore Navy and JIMEX-18 with the Japanese Navy.

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