In his first formal ceremony on assuming charge of the Eastern Naval Command and prior to commencement of regular functioning as the Commander-in-Chief, Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command, on Tuesday paid rich tributes to the martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice for the country's Independence and in defence of the mother land.

A 50-man guard of honour was paraded on the occasion at the Navy War Memorial on the Rama Krishna Beach Road.

The Admiral was received on arrival by Commodore Commanding Submarines (East) S.R. Kapoor.

The Flag Officer proceeded to the War Memorial in slow march with the wreath-bearers marching in front.

The guard performed ‘Salami Shastra' followed by ‘Shok Shastra' as the Commander-in-Chief placed the floral wreath.

A two-minute silence was observed.

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