Admiral of the fleet (Vishwamitra)

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Admiral of the Fleet of the
Royal Vishwamitran Navy
Admiral of the Fleet (Vishwamitra) - Shoulder (OF-10).svgAdmiral of the Fleet (Vishwamitra) - Sleeve (OF-10).svg
Shoulder and sleeve insignia
Country Vishwamitra
Service branch Royal Vishwamitran Navy
RankFive star
Formation21 February 2021 (2021-02-21)
Next higher rankNone
Next lower rankAdmiral
Equivalent ranks

Admiral of the Fleet (Hindi: एडमिरल ऑफ़ द फ्लीट), abbreviated as AF is the senior-most and highest attainable rank of the Royal Vishwamitran Navy, the naval warfare forces of the Vishwamitran Armed Forces which was officially created following the re-establishment of the royal navy on 21 February 2021. A five-star rank with NATO code OF-10, it is equivalent to a Field Marshal in the Royal Vishwamitran Army or a Marshal of the Royal Air Force in the Royal Vishwamitran Air Force and ranks above and Admiral in the navy. An Admiral of the Fleet's insignia consists of two crossed batons in a wreath of oak leaves below a chakra and the Sovereign's crown. Like Field Marshals and Marshals of the Royal Air Force, and Admirals of the Fleet traditionally remain officers for life and hold a largely ceremonial role in the navy.

The highest rank of Admiral of the Fleet was created on 21 February 2021, following the formal re-establishment of the Royal Navy by Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy and he assumed the rank in his capacity as the Commander-in-Chief of the Vishwamitran Armed Forces and has continued to hold the position till date becoming the first and only till date to hold the rank. The position is by law reserved for the nation's head of state, however various appointments can be made upon merit and decision by the Council of Defence.

Insignia of rank

The rank insignia of an admiral of the fleet in the Royal Vishwamitran Navy comprises two crossed batons in a wreath of oak leaves below a chakra and the Sovereign's crown.

List of rank holders

The rank of admiral of the fleet in the Royal Vishwamitran Navy is largely ceremonial and have had an illustrious political career within the nation as compared to their military career. Admirals of the Fleet and holders of the equivalent ranks in the services have been Grand Commanders of the Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka, the nation's highest order for military welfare and services.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Vishwamitran Armed Forces is the holder of the highest rank of admiral of the fleet in the Royal Vishwamitran Navy.

No. Portrait Name Life Date of Appointment Notes
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Portrait of Dhrubajyoti Roy (June 2020).jpg
Dhrubajyoti Roy 2002 – present 13 May 2018 First individual to be appointed as an Admiral of the Fleet. Serves as the current monarch of Vishwamitra and has been the Commander-in-Chief of the Vishwamitran Armed Forces since 2018 under various capacities. Also holds the ranks of Field Marshal and Marshal of the Royal Vishwamitran Air Force.

See also

See also