Incumbent Western Seaboard Commander Krishnaswamy Natarajan to replace Rajendra Singh as new Director General of Indian Coast Guard

Krishnaswamy Natarajan was appointed as the next Director General of the Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday. Natarajan, the second Coast Guard officer to lead the force, would take over on 30 June. Natarajan was instrumental in giving a fillip to the overall growth of the Coast Guard, post 26/11, in terms of assets and infrastructure development including a dedicated academy.

Asian News International June 25, 2019 15:20:50 IST
Incumbent Western Seaboard Commander Krishnaswamy Natarajan to replace Rajendra Singh as new Director General of Indian Coast Guard
  • Krishnaswamy Natarajan was appointed as the next Director General of the Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday

  • Natarajan, the second Coast Guard officer to lead the force, would take over on 30 June

  • Natarajan was instrumental in giving a fillip to the overall growth of the Coast Guard, post 26/11, in terms of assets and infrastructure development including a dedicated academy

New Delhi: Krishnaswamy Natarajan was appointed as the next Director General of the Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday replacing Rajendra Singh, who was the first cadre officer to head the force. Natarajan, the second Coast Guard officer to lead the force, would take over on 30 June.

He joined the force on 18 January, 1984 and holds a Masters Degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from Madras University. Natarajan has held various important Command and Staff appointments, both afloat and ashore.

Incumbent Western Seaboard Commander Krishnaswamy Natarajan to replace Rajendra Singh as new Director General of Indian Coast Guard

Krishnaswamy Natarajan appointed next director general of Indian Coast Guard. ANI

The Flag Officer has commanded all classes of Indian Coast Guard ships, namely Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) Sangram, Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Veera, Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) Kanaklata Barua and Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) Chandbibi.

The Flag Officer has held the appointments of Chief Staff Officer (Personnel & Administration) at Headquarters Region (East), Chennai and Chief of Staff at Headquarters Region (West), Mumbai. The Officer has also held the appointment of Officer-in-Charge, Coast Guard Training Centre, Kochi.

On elevation to the Flag rank in August 2009, he spearheaded the Staff Division of Policy and Plans at the Coast Guard Headquarters as the Deputy Director General (Policy & Plans) till April 2014. Natarajan was instrumental in giving a fillip to the overall growth of the Coast Guard, post 26/11, in terms of assets and infrastructure development including a dedicated academy.

The Flag Officer was the Commander of the Coast Guard Region (Andaman & Nicobar) from May 2014 to July 2015 and on 27 July the same year took over the helm of the Western Region. The Flag Officer was elevated to the rank of Additional Director General on 12 August, 2016 and is currently holding the charge of the Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard).

He is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He has specialized in Search and Rescue as well as Maritime Safety and Port Operations, at the US Coast Guard Reserve Training Centre, Yorktown, Virginia. The Officer is married to Jayanthi Natarajan and the couple is blessed with two children.

Updated Date:

also read

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry: IMD forecasts thunderstorm with moderate rainfall likely in next three hours
India

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry: IMD forecasts thunderstorm with moderate rainfall likely in next three hours

IMD had earlier predicted light to moderate scattered/fairly widespread rainfall over Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during the next five days

No scientific evidence to support need for booster vaccine dose against COVID-19, says ICMR chief
India

No scientific evidence to support need for booster vaccine dose against COVID-19, says ICMR chief

According to sources, the booster dose issue is likely to be discussed in the next meeting of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation in India

'Roads like Katrina Kaif' remark row escalates as BJP seeks action against Rajasthan minister
India

'Roads like Katrina Kaif' remark row escalates as BJP seeks action against Rajasthan minister

The remark was allegedly made by Minister of State for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Rajendra Singh Gudha on Tuesday during a government camp at a village in Jhunjhunu district