New Delhi: Former Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Sushil Kumar was on November 30 cremated with full military honours at Antim Niwas, Sector 94, Noida.
He passed away in the early hours of November 27 at Army Hospital (Research & Referral) in New Delhi after a prolonged illness. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh expressed his deepest condolences to the late Admiral’s family.
During his tenure as the 16th Chief of Naval Staff from December 30, 1998 until his retirement on December 29, 2001, he was the highest-decorated serving officer in the Indian Navy. He will always be remembered for his strategic leadership and stewardship of Indian naval operations during the 1999 Kargil War.
A specialist in hydrography and amphibious warfare, he held various prestigious posts in a career that spanned close to four decades.