VS Pathania appointed as new Director-General of Indian Coast Guard

The Indian Coast Guard has the 24th Director-General of the Indian Coast Guard elected as the new Director-General on 31 December 2021. Earlier Krishnaswamy Natarajan was working as Director-General. After a career spanning 36 years, he has been appointed as the Director-General of the Indian Coast Guard. Know that they have achieved this achievement and which departments they have mastered in their career.

Short Information of director General VS Pathania:-

  • Name:- Director General Virendra Singh Pathania or DG VS Pathania
  • Job Role:-24thDirector General in Indian Coast Guard
  • Service Time:- 36 years
  • Appoint as Director General in :- 31 December 2021
  • Education:-Defence Services Staff College Wellington National Defence College New Delhi

Who is Director General VS Pathania?

Director-General DG VS Pathania, who is appointed as the Chief Director General of the Indian Coast Guard on 31 December 2021, is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College Wellington and National Defence College New Delhi. Earlier he had served as Flag Officer where he was a qualified helicopter pilot. He also holds a Master’s degree in the Department of Defense and Strategic Studies. He obtained the degree while studying at the University of Madras. During his military career, he specialized in search and rescue and port operations with the US Coast Guard.

The career of Director General VS Pathania:-

VS Pathania, the new Director-General of the Indian Coast Guard, has received several key appointments in his illustrious career spanning 36 years. Some of the main appointments he has received in his career are as follows. He served as the Commander of the Indian Coast Guard at Gandhinagar in the North West Zone. Western Zone Commander, Mumbai Coast Guard in the rank of Deputy Director-General, Deputy Director General at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi

When posted as Flag Officer, he has commanded all classes of Coast Guard ships like Insured Patrol Vessel Rani Jindal, Offshore Patrol Vessel Vigraha, and Advance Offshore Patrol Vessel Sarang. DG VS Pathania has served as Principal Director (HRD) as Principal Director (Policy & Planning) at Indian Coast Guard Headquarters New Delhi. He has held various appointments like Chief of Staff in West Indian Coast Guard Zone, Chief Staff Officer in Operations Zone at Delhi Headquarters.

The Staff Officer in Personnel and Administration in the Western Sector of the Indian Coast Guard has taken over as the Commanding Officer at Coast Guard Air Station, Chennai. At Headquarters, he has got an appointment as Director in Personnel Sector and Joint Director in Aviation Sector. Was also posted in 848 Squadron as Squadron Commander in Chennai

DG VS Pathania was promoted as Additional Director General in November 2019 when he was serving as a Flying Officer in his service. Thereafter, he took over as the Coast Guard Commander of the Eastern Seaboard of Visakhapatnam.

Achievement of director General VS Pathania

When he took over as the Indian Coast Guard Commander, he conducted several major operations on the Eastern Seafront. In which he tightened the vigil on the movement of thousands of crores of tons of gold and drugs and drugs. He has conducted various campaigns like Pollution Response Campaign, Exercise Hunting jointly with Foreign Coast Guard, Collective Rescue Operations. During this time, he also worked in the affected areas during cyclones or natural calamities, and also worked very hard for coastal security’sNathanial, who took over as the 24th Director-General of the Indian Coast Guard, has received the Medal of Distinguished Service by the President. He has also been awarded the Tatrakshak Medal for gallantry.

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