Commander Indian Coast Guard (Western Seaboard) Additional Director General KR Suresh, who has been on a four-day visit to the Karnataka Coast Guard Headquarters in Mangaluru since October 27, since taking over command of the coast West, provided an update on the operational readiness of Coast Guard assets in the state.
He also reviewed the progress of infrastructure development in Mangaluru, including the upcoming state-of-the-art Indian Coast Guard Academy project in Kenjar village.
The commander also interacted with Coast Guard men and civilians to learn about their basic operations and welfare activities being undertaken. The chairman of Tatrakshika (Western Seaboard) also interacted with the Tatrakshikas of Mangaluru, a statement from the coast guard said on Friday.
The general officer is a communications and electronic warfare specialist, an alumnus of the National Defense College, the Naval War College and the Defense Services Staff College. The Commandant, in his 35 years of service, commanded various units afloat and ashore, including Headquarters No. 3, Coast Guard District, Karnataka, from 2015 to 2017, during which he ensured many infrastructure developments in Mangaluru, the statement added.
He also held important key positions at the Coast Guard Headquarters in Delhi where as Deputy Director General (Ops and Coastal Security) he was instrumental in the ICG to achieve renewed operational tempo and the glory in conducting domestic and international level operations with cooperative activities among members. nations.
The Commanding Officer is a recipient of the prestigious President Tatrakshak Medal and Union Government Tatrakshak Medal and oversaw firefighting operations aboard MT New Diamond and MV X-press Pearl off Sri Lanka as well as the pollution response operations of the MV Wakashio off the coast of Mauritius. which not only helped India and the Indian Coast Guard win accolades in an international forum, but also showcased the capacity of the Coast Guard globally, he said.