Giving up the age-old of practice of inequality and discrepancy among ranks in the armed forces, the newly-appointed Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh has issued directives to have same standards of food, drinks and cutlery for all ranks of Navy personnel at official functions.

The directives issued by the new Navy Chief also include ending the provision of multiple stand-by cars for Chief of Naval Staff along with the presentation of bouquets, the news agency PTI reported.