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Rakesh Pal appointed as 25th Director General of Indian Coast Guard

Rakesh Pal appointed as 25th Director General of Indian Coast Guard

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Rakesh Pal appointed as 25th Director General of Indian Coast Guard

DG Rakesh Pal appointed as new Director General of ICG: DG Rakesh Pal has been appointed as the 25th Director General of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). He is an alumnus of the Indian Naval Academy and joined Indian Coast Guard in January 1989.

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Rakesh has undergone professional specialisation in Gunnery & Weapons Systems at Indian Naval School Dronacharya, Kochi, and an Electro-Optics Fire Control Solution course from the United Kingdom. The Officer holds the recognition of being the First Gunner of ICG.

About ICG DG Rakesh Pal 

In his distinguished career spanning over 34 years, the flag officer has held several key appointments, prominent among them are Commander Coast Guard Region (North West), Gandhinagar, Deputy Director General (Policy & Plans), and Additional Director General Coast Guard at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi.

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Rakesh Pal has held various prestigious staff assignments viz. Director (Infra & Works) and Principal Director (Administration) at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi.

Pal has vast sea experience and commanded all classes of ICG ships namely; ICGS Samarth, ICGS Vijit, ICGS Sucheta Kriplani, ICGS Ahalyabai, and ICGS C-03. The Officer has also Commanded two Coast Guard bases of the forward area in Gujarat - Okha & Vadinar.

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Rakesh was elevated to the rank of Additional Director General in February 2022 and was posted at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi. He was given the additional charge of Director General Coast Guard in February 2023.

Awards and Honors

DG Rakesh Pal was conferred with Tatrakshak Medal in 2013 and President Tatrakshak Medal in 2018 for his illustrious service.

Static Current Affairs related to Indian Coast Guard for upcoming exams

  • Formation: 18 August 1978
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Director General: Rakesh Pal
  • Indian Coast Guard Day: 1 February

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