NEW DELHI: G Rakesh Pal has been appointed as the 25th Director General of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). He is an alumnus of the Indian Naval Academy and joined Indian Coast Guard in January 1989. He has undergone professional specialisation in Gunnery & Weapons Systems at Indian Naval School Kochi, and also has done an Electro-Optics Fire Control Solution course from the United Kingdom. He holds the recognition of being the First Gunner of ICG.
In his distinguished career spanning over 34 years, Rakesh Palhas held several key appointments. Prominent among them are Commander Coast Guard Region (North West), Gandhinagar, Deputy Director General (Policy & Plans), and Additional Director General Coast Guard at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi. Besides, he has held various prestigious staff assignments viz. Director (Infra & Works) and Principal Director (Administration) at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi.
Rakesh Pal has vast sea experience and commanded all classes of ICG ships namely; ICGS Samarth, ICGS Vijit, ICGS Sucheta Kriplani, ICGS Ahalyabai, and ICGS C-03.