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Vice Admiral Anil Chopra takes over as Western Naval Commander

PTI 06 Jun 2014, 19:45:13 IST
Mumbai: Vice Admiral Anil Chopra today took over as Commander-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command, nearly two months after Vice Admiral Shekar Sinha took voluntary retirement on being superseded by Admiral Robin Dhowan as Navy chief.

Vice Admiral Chopra is second senior-most officer in the Navy and only the second officer to head both the operational commands - Eastern and Western Naval Command.

“The safety of men and machinery is the utmost priority of the Navy,” he said addressing officers after assuming charge and stressed the need to improve the condition of naval dockyards.