Chief of Coast Guard, Vice Admiral Anil Chopra has been appointed as the next Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Naval Command. He will take over on Oct 31 from Vice Adml Anup Singh, who is retiring.
The Eastern Naval Command, one of the two operational commands of Indian Navy has jurisdiction over the entire Bay of Bengal as well as a large part of the Indian Ocean. The Command stands at the gateway to transformation as new ships, submarines and aircraft are added to the commands asset base.
The Command is also seeing enhancement of capability and infrastructure as required to meet growing demands of maritime security on the Eastern seaboard, says the Indian Navy.