Deputy Inspector General Praveen Kumar Mishra, TM (Gallantry) of the 1990 batch has assumed the charge of Headquarters, Coast Guard District No. 3, Karnataka on Oct 10, 2022.
DIG PK Mishra has held various appointments both shore and afloat. The DIG during his three decades of career has commanded various classes of ships which include Pollution Control Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, Fast Patrol Vessels, Hovercraft and Interceptor Boats. In shore appointments he commanded Coast Guard Station Beypore and Commanding officer CGS Delhi, Chief Staff Officer Operations at HQCGC at Eastern Sea Board. He has also held the post of Officer-in-Charge Coast Guard Training Centre, Coast Guard Store Depot, Kochi, Director Logistics CGHQ New Delhi and was holding the post of Project officer Coast Guard Academy project before taking over the Command of Head Quarter No 3.
DIG PK Mishra is a recipient of the prestigious “Tatrakshak Medal(Gallantry) in 2001 for saving 86 lives during a single operation conducted in Bay of Bengal and was also instrumental in rescuing 21 mariners from the sinking ship MV Luknam the same year.
The Officer is married to Mrs Anuradha Mishra and is blessed with two sons Lt Nitin Mishra and Nishit Mishra who is pursuing B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from BITs Mesra.
In his address, the DIG said, he will have priorities in making the Karnataka coast safe for fishing, shipping and recreational activities. He laid emphasis on increasing our presence at sea so that seafarers feel safe at sea for perusing their economic activity. He also added that together we will develop infrastructure for future Coast Guard operational requirements which will boost the safety of mariners on the Coast of Karnataka.