Inspector General AK HARBOLA, TM
Commander Coast Guard Region (North West)

Commander Coast Guard Region (North West)

Inspector General Anil Kumar Harbola is a Direct Entry Coast Guard Officer. A silver medalist from Kumaun University, Nainital in Post Graduation in Physics, he also holds a Master’s degree in Management Studies from Osmania University and in Security and Strategic Studies from Madras University.

A specialist in Naval Communication, he has commanded four Coast Guard ships namely Sangram, Varad, Tarabai and Hovercraft H-182. In 1998, the Flag Officer while Commanding Coast Guard Ship Tarabai, apprehended hijacked Japanese merchant vessel ‘Alondra Rainbow’ along with hijackers after chasing the vessel for almost 700 kms in Arabian sea. He was awarded ‘Tatrakshak Medal’ (TM) for ‘Gallantry’ by the Hon’ble President of India for the same. He has also been commended by the DGICG.

His Important appointments ashore includes Chief of Staff at Headquarters, Coast Guard Eastern Seaboard at Vishakhapatnam, Coast Guard Commander for Maharashtra and that for Andhra Pradesh, Chief of staff at CG Region (A&N) at Port Blair, Chief Staff Officer (Pers & Adm) at Regional Headquarters Mumbai, Joint Directors of Communication and Recruitment Coast Guard Headquarters New Delhi and Coast Guard Advisor (CGA) to the Director General of Indian Coast Guard.

The Flag Officer is an alumnus of US Coast Guard’s International Maritime Officers’ School York Town, Virginia, College of Defence Management, Secunderabad and that of National Defence College New Delhi. He is also a qualified Interviewing Officer (IO) from Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), New Delhi.

Prior to assuming the present assignment, he was serving as Commander, Coast Guard Region (North East), Kolkata. The Flag Officer is married to Kavita and the couple has two daughters.

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