Saturday, January 12, 2013


New Delhi, 11 Jan 13

Indian Coast Guard toady got its first own three star officer as the Defence Ministry approved the elevation of its Second-in-Command IG Rajendra Singh as Additional Director General.

 Additional Director General Rajendra Singh, PTM, TM joined the Indian Coast Guard on 29 Dec 1980. The Flag Officer has had a very illustrious career in the Indian Coast Guard.  Having joined a newly formed service, he was amongst the pioneers of this eventful and evolving maritime service.

ADG Rajendra Singh has commanded all class of Coast Guard Ships. During the zenith of smuggling in Indian waters, he was instrumental in apprehending numerous economic/prohibitive contraband items to which he was recognized with Tatrakshak Medal (TM) by the President of India. 

In the last 31 years, the Flag Officer has also been a key instrument involved in the growth of the Coast Guard as a multi mission service.  He has commanded both Eastern as well as Western regions, which in itself imply having commanded more than 2/3rd of the operational sea front of the service. He was awarded President’s Tatrakshak Medal (PTM) for his distinguished service on 15 Aug 2007.

The Flag Officer is married to Mrs Urmila Singh and has two daughters.

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