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K. Natarajan appointed as the new DG of the ICG

K. Natarajan has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).
K. Natarajan appointed as the new DG of the ICG
  • He will be succeeding Rajendra Singh, who retires on 30th June 2019.

About K. Natarajan:

  • Natarajan is a 1984-batch officer.
  • The flag officer has held various important command and staff appointments, both afloat and ashore.
  • He has also served as the Commanding Officer, ICGS Mandapam.
  • He is currently serving as the Additional Director General (ADG) of ICG's Western Sea Board, which looks after the security of sensitive maritime boundary from Gujarat to Kerala.
  • He has commanded all classes of ICG ships:
    • Sangram: Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV)
    • Veera: Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)
    • Kanaklata Barua: Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV)
    • Chandbibi: Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV)

About Indian Coast Guard:

  • It is India's statutory multi-mission paramilitary organization that is responsible for safeguarding the country’s maritime interests and enforces maritime law.
  • It was established on 18th August 1978 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978.
  • It functions under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Defence.
  • It has jurisdiction over India's territorial waters, including its contiguous zone and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
  • It is one of the country's youngest Armed Force and has 142 ships & 62 aircraft in total.

Question:

Q. Who has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG)?
a. K. Swaminathan
b. K. Rangarajan
c. K. Natarajan
d. K. Ramakrishnan
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