Defence Current Affairs - 2020

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Vice Admiral Anil Chopra takes charge as the Western Naval Commander

Commander JiVice admiral Anil Chopra, took chanrge as the flag officer commanding-in-chief of the Western Naval Command (WNC). The ceremonial parade was held at INS Shikra, Mumbai. He succeeded Vice admiral Shekhar Sinha who took voluntary retirement on April 21, 2014.

Previous to his appointment, Vice admiral Chopra was the director general Indian Coast Guard. Under his controls, the Coast Guard observed an exponential surge in both its force levels, and operational dispositions. Chopra who got commissioned into the Indian Navy on July 1, 1975, had also been been the fleet commander of the Navy’s Sword Arm – the Western Fleet in 2008.

Pakistan Budget 2014 allocates Rs.700 billion for Defense

Pakistan’s Defense budget has been raised to Rs700. 2 billion for the fiscal year 2014-15 starting on July 1, compared with Rs 627.2 billion provided in the last fiscal, which shows a jack up of Rs 73 billion.

However, the military had demanded an increase of Rs 173 billion in defense spending.

As per military officials, the increase is justified as Pakistan military’s expenses are lowest in the region given the volatile security atmosphere.

As per Pakistan’s defense ministry, out of the whole defense budget, Pakistan Army gets 48%, 20% to Pakistan Air force and Navy will get 10%.