New Coast Guard Director General

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Government of India has appointed Mr VS Pathania, 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.

 Coast Guard:

  • It is a maritime law enforcement agency under the Union Ministry of Defence.
  • It is responsible for protecting Indian economic interest in the territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zones of India.
  • It is responsible for curbing smuggling and piracy on the High Seas.
  • It also undertakes rescue and search operation in High Seas   
  • It was set up in 1977 on the recommendation of Dr Nag Chaudhary committee set up by the Government of India in 1970.

For detail on territorial waters, exclusive economic zone see our blog.

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