VS Pathania Takes Over As Director-General Of Coast Guard
New Delhi, January 1 (TNA) Director General VS Pathania has taken over as the 24th Chief of Indian Coast Guard. He is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and National Defence College, New Delhi.
The Flag Officer is a qualified helicopter pilot and holds a Master’s Degree in Defence & Strategic Studies from the University of Madras. He has also undergone specialization in Search and Rescue and port operations with US Coast Guard.
In his illustrious career spanning over 36 years, he has held several key appointments afloat and ashore, prominent among them are Commander Coast Guard Region (North West) at Gandhi Nagar, Commander Coast Guard Region (West) at Mumbai, Deputy Director General (HRD), Deputy Director General (Policy &Plans) at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi.
He is also the recipient of President’s Tatrakshak Medal for Distinguished Service, Tatrakshak Medal for gallantry and Director General Indian Coast Guard Commendation.