Inspector General Rakesh Pal, PTM,TM
Commander Coast Guard Region (North West)

Commander Coast Guard Region (North West)

Inspector General Rakesh Pal, PTM,TM joined the Indian Coast Guard on 16 Jan 1989. The Officer is an alumnus of Indian Naval Academy Goa. He is trained in Gunnery & Weapons system and holds the credit of being the flag bearer for this specialisation. He has assumed command of Coast Guard Region (NW) on 29 Aug 16.

During his unstinted association with the fine service for almost three decades, he has a distinction of commanding both the prestigious shore and afloat units at the field level. The command of almost all classes of ships has been to his forte. The vessels that acknowledge his signatures on the command insignia are Offshore Patrol Vessel ICGS Samarth & Vijit, FPV ICGS Sucheta Kripalani, IPV ICGS Ahalyabai and IB C-03. As Commanding Officer (Desig.) for Pollution Control Vessel ICGS Samudra Pavak, he spearheaded the PCV capabilities for the susceptible & shipping traffic laden Gujarat Coast. Besides, he has held various prestigious assignments at the CGHQ in the past viz Director (MPR & T), Director (Infra & Works) and Principal Director (Administration). The Officer has also commanded 02 Frontline Coast Guard Base in Gujarat i.e Okha & Vadinar.

Under his able leadership, the Indian Coast Guard vessels explored the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf viz UAE, Bahrain, Qatar & Oman . The one of its kind evolution of escorting and later formally handing over C-405 to Seychelles Coast Guard could also see the light of the day under his able planning. The evolution knitted a professional harmony amidst the far flung continent Africa and scattered islands nations viz Mauritius, Seychelles and Madagascar. The officer has been awarded "Tatrakshak Medal" for meritorious service in year 2013.

The Flag Officer is an ardent music lover and a patriot by choice. He is married to Mrs. Dipa Pal and a proud father of two lovely school going daughters Snehal and Tarushi.

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