Additional Director General KC Pande, PTM, TM
Coast Guard Commander Eastern Seaboard

 

Additional Director General KC Pande, PTM, TM is a specialist navigation officer and alumnus of Defence Service Staff College, Wellington. The officer also holds M.Phil degree in National Security and Strategy from the prestigious National Defence College, New Delhi. He is recipient of two DGICG Commendations and was also awarded the President’s Tatrakshak Medal (PTM) and Tatrakshak Medal (TM) by the Hon’ble President of India for distinguished service on 26 Jan 2013 and 15 Aug 2008 respectively.
 

The officer has commanded five ICG Ships and two Coast Guard District Headquarters. During the Command of Coast Guard District Headquarters – 8 (West Bengal) the officer was instrumental in inducting six hovercrafts into the service and also in streamlining hovercraft training and operational philosophy, for which no expertise was available within the service or in the country..
 

The important staff appointments of the officer include Chief Staff Officer (Operations) of Regional Headquarters (West), Chief Staff Officer (Operations) Regional Headquarters (A&N), Chief of Staff Regional Headquarters (East), Director and Principal Director (Operations) at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi. The officer has represented the service in numberof Conferences, Meetings and Seminars both within country and overseas on the subjects of SAR, Piracy, Coastal Security, Marine Environment Protection etc.
 

On elevation to the Flag rank in Aug 2009, the officer was appointed Deputy Director General (Operation & Coastal Security), a post created after 26/11 Mumbai terror attack at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi. He was Commander Coast Guard Region (A&N) from Mar 2010 to Feb 2012. The officer has rare distinction of setting up of Coast Guard Regional Headquarters (North East) and was at the helm from Feb 2012 to Apr 2014.
 

Prior being elevated to the rank of ADG, the officer was heading the HR Division at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi as Deputy Director General (HRD). The officer took over as Coast Guard Commander (Eastern Seaboard) on 08 May 2017 with Headquarters at Visakhapatnam.
 

The Officer is happily married to Mrs Jaishree and they have a daughter who is a commissioned Officer in the Indian Navy.
 

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