Rajendra Singh appointed as first non-navy officer to head Coast Guard. This is the 1st time that the force will get a chief from its own internal cadre since it was set up in 1978 as the country’s fourth armed force after the Army, Navy and IAF.
Appointments Committee of Cabinet approved Rajendra Singh’s appointment an order from the Department of Personnel and Training.
Rajendra Singh is at present director General of coast guard this is the first time an officer who is not from the Indian Navy has been elevated to the position also he was Coast Guard cadre to be elevated to three-star officer.
When the defense ministry approved his appointment to his current post in in 2013. There was two DCs P Paleri and Rameshwar Singh plenipotentiary to navy addicted in the coast guard but Rajendra Singh is first coast guard officer who was commissioned as an assistant commandant in 1980 to become is cheif. Rajendra singh appointment come at the time when planing to make to 200 ship and 100 aircraft force till 2018 to fill the optional gaps in coastal security. He will replace Vice Admiral H. C. S. Bisht.
Extra Info :
Headquarter : New Delhi
Founded : August 18, 1978
So lets Refresh:
1-Rjendra Singh Replaced to ?
2-Who is going to first Non Navy Officer to head Coast Guard?