Mumbai, 28 March 2016
Director General Indian Coast Guard, DG Rajendra Singh, is on maiden visit to Mumbai from 28 to 30 March post taking over the helm of the Indian Coast Guard on 27 February. During the visit, besides evaluating the combat efficiency, safety and security related preparedness of the Coast Guard on the Western Seaboard, he will review the ongoing as well as the prospective projects towards the organisational growth. The Flag Officer will also utilise the opportunity to interact with the Officers and mento appraise them of the future expansion plans of the service and to encourage them towards the role of the Coast Guard as “Saviours for the Seafarers”.
DG Rajendra Singh took over the charge of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) as the 22nd Director General of the service. He is the first regular Coast Guard officer to have been elevated to the rank of the Director General. Hailing from Uttarakhand, the Flag Officer is an alumni of the Garhwal University, Dehradun. He joined the ICG on 29 Dec 1980 as an Assistant Commandant in the General Duty cadre. In his distinguished career spanning over three and half decades, the officer has had an impeccable track record and also held various key operational and staff appointments. He has a rare distinction to his credit for successfully commanding of all classes of ICG ships.
As Inspector General, he has commanded the Eastern and Western region which implied the command of more than 2/3rd of the operational fleet and support units of the service. The officer is a Maritime Search and Rescue specialist and has undergone training with the United States Coast Guard. He has also successfully completed the reputed National Security Course from the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy, Mussoorie. He is also a recipient of the coveted Tatrakshak Medal in 1990 and the President Tatrakshak Medal for Distinguished service in 2007.