Vice Admiral Anil Chopra takes charge as the Western Naval Commander

Vice 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.