Krishnaswamy Natarajan appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Indian Coast Guard

New Delhi: Krishnaswamy Natarajan was appointed next director-general of the Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday instead of Rajendra Singh.
K. Natarajan, the Coast Guard second officer who led the troupe, took command on June 30. He joined the troupe on January 18, 1984 and earned a master’s degree in defense and strategy studies from Madras University.
K. Natarajan held various important command and staff appointments on land and on the water. The flagship commanded all classes of Indian Coast Guard vessels, namely Sangram (Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel), Veera (Offshore Patrol Vessel), Kanaklata Barua (Fast Patrol Vessel) and Chandbibi (Inshore Patrol Vessel).
The Flag Officer has been appointed Chief Staff Officer (Personnel and Administration) in Headquarters (East), Chennai, and Chief of Staff, Headquarters (West), Mumbai. The officer also carried out the appointment as the responsible officer of the training center of the Coast Guard in Kochi.
When he assumed flag status in August 2009, he served as Deputy Director General (Policy & Plans) of the Coast Guard Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans until April 2014. The newly appointed Chief of the Indian Coast Guard, K. Natarajan, was instrumental in bringing the Coast Guard overall growth after 26/11 in terms of assets and infrastructure development, including its own academy.
The flagship officer was the Coast Guard Commander (Andaman & Nicobar) from 14 May to July 2015 and took over the helm of the western region on 27 July of the same year.
The Flag Officer was promoted to additional Chief Executive Officer on 12 August 2016 and is currently responsible for the Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard).
He is a graduate of the Defense Services Staff College in Wellington. He specializes in search and rescue services as well as maritime safety and port operations at the US Coast Guard Reserve Training Center in Yorktown, Virginia.

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