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New Navy chief Admiral D K Joshi (C) with outgoing chief Nirmal Verma (L) during handing over ceremony in New Delhi.

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Defense Minister A. K. Antony, second right, speaks to Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma, right, Army Chief General Bikram Singh, second left, and Air Force Chief N.A.K. Browne after paying tribute at India Gate war memorial on the 13th anniversary of India's victory in the Kargil War in New Delhi.

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Army Chief General Bikram Singh, left, and Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma, right, pay tribute at India Gate war memorial on the 13th anniversary of India's victory in the Kargil War in New Delhi.

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Admiral Jonathan Greenert (R), Chief of the United States' Naval Operations, with Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma after inspecting a guard of honour in New Delhi.

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Chief of Staff of German Navy, Vice Admiral Axel Schimpf with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma after inspecting a guard of honour at South Block in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony along with Services' chiefs Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Admiral Nirmal Verma and General V K Singh paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the anniversary of 'Vijay Diwas', in New Delhi.

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Navy commanders being introduced to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by Chief of Navy Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma at the Annual Combined Commanders Conference of the Armed Forces in New Delhi. Defence Minister A K Antony are also seen in the picture.

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Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma taking over the Baton of Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee, from outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal PV Naik in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister AK Antony being introduced to Naval commanders by Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma at the Naval Commanders' Conference-2011 in New Delhi.

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Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma reviewing the ceremonial parade during the Naval Investiture Ceremony in Kochi.

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Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma comes out after attending the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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(R-L)- Air Chief Marshal P V Naik, Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma, paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of Navy Day, at India Gate in New Delhi.

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The Defence Minister, A. K. Antony addressing the Naval Commanders’ Conference, in New Delhi. The Defence Secretary, Pradeep Kumar (L) and the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Nirmal Verma (R) also seen.

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Defense Minister A.K.Antony shakes hands with Indian Naval Chief Nirmal Verma during the roll out ceremony of India's first indigenous naval Light Combat Aircraft LCA (Navy) NP1 in Bangalore.

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U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Indian Navy Chief Adm. Nirmal Verma inspect a guard of honor in New Delhi.

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Outgoing Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee General Deepak Kapoor handing over the COSC baton to his successor Air Chief Marshal PV Naik as Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma (R) claps, during a function at South Block in New Delhi.

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Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor, Navy Chief Nirmal Verma and Air Chief Marshal P V Naik paying tributes to soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti during Army Day celebrations at India Gate in New Delhi.

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Navy Chief Nirmal Verma receives Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces, Admiral Ugur Yigit after presentation of Guard of Honour to the latter at South Block in New Delhi.

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Army Chief Deepak Kapoor, Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma and Air Chief P V Naik salute on the occasion of Navy Day in front of Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, in New Delhi.

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Naval Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma addresses the annual press conference in New Delhi. In the backdrop of its increased role in coastal security after the Mumbai terror attacks, Verma said the navy has not diluted its primary responsibility on securing the Indian interests in the high seas.

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