Rajendra Singh a First Non- Navy Officer Appointed as Dg of Coast Guard (Download PDF)


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The new Director General (DG) of Indian Coast Guard (ICG), country’s coastal protection force is Rajendra Singh. His apartment is clear by Union Government. Since 1978, Rajendra Singh is the first DG of ICG from its own internal cadre.

  • Previously this top post was only held by commissioned officers of Indian Navy.
  • He will succeed Vice Admiral HCS Bisht due to his promotion as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command.

About Rajendra Singh:

  • Mr. Singh is 1980 batch officer of ICG cadre.
  • He was serving as Additional Director General (ADG) before his appointment as DG of Cost Gard.
  • During his appointment to as ADG in 2013, he was the first officer from the Coast Guard cadre raised three-star officer by the Union Defence Ministry.

He has directed each class of Coast Guard Ship in service such as:

  • Interceptor Boat,
  • Fast Patrol Vessel,
  • Inshore Patrol Vessel,
  • Offshore Patrol Vessel and
  • Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel.

He has served in many abilities both ashore and afloat.

he has a perfect track record in the field of

  • Operations,
  • Administration,
  • HR and Policy and
  • Plans

Awards: on Aug 15,2002 the President had awarded him with the Tatrakshak Medal (TM).

- Published/Last Modified on: February 26, 2016

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