President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Admiral (Retd.) Devendra Kumar Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM, as the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in place of Prof Jagdish Mukhi, with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.
Devendra Kumar Joshi is a decorated Admiral of the Navy. 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.