Mangaluru: Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard) Additional Director General K. R. Suresh, PTM, TM accompanied with Tatrakshika President (Western Seaboard) Mrs. Jayanthi Suresh are on maiden visit to Headquarters no.3 Coast Guard District New Mangaluru, Karnataka commencing from October 27 on assuming Command of Western Seaboard.
During the four day visit at New Mangalore the Commander Coast Guard Western Seaboard has taken stock of operational readiness of Coast Guard assets, and review the progress of infrastructure development at New Mangalore, including the upcoming State of Art Indian Coast Guard Academy Project at Kenjur Village. The Commander also interacted with men and civilians of Coast Guard to get apprised with their basic functioning and welfare activities as being under taken. Tatrakshika President (Western Seaboard) has also interacted with Tatrakshikas of New Mangalore.
The Flag Officer is a Communication and Electronic Warfare specialist, alumni of prestigious National Defence College, Naval War College, and Defence Services Staff College. The Commander in his 35 years of illustrious Service had commanded various afloat and ashore units, including Coast Guard District Headquarters No. 3, Karnataka from 2015 to 2017 during which he ensured lot of infrastructure development at Mangalore.
The Flag Officer has also held important key staff appointments at Coast Guard Headquarters New Delhi where as Deputy Director General (Ops and Coastal Security) he was instrumental in ICG attaining renewed operational tempo and glory in the conduct of national and international level operations cum cooperation activities among member nations.
The Flag Officer has done Masters and M.Phil in Defence Studies as well as Masters in Telecommunication from Cochin University. The Commander is recipient of prestigious President Tatrakshak Medal and Tatrakshak Medal by Government of India and has over seen the firefighting operations onboard MT New Diamond and MV X-press Pearl off Sri Lanka as well as pollution response operations of MV Wakashio off coast of Mauritius which not only made India and Indian Coast Guard won accolades in international forum but also show cased the capability of Coast Guard globally.