Inspector General Anand Prakash Badola
Commander Coast Guard Region (West)


Inspector General AP Badola has assumed charge as Commander Coast Guard Region (West) w.e.f. 09 Dec 19.


The Flag Officer during his illustrious career spanning nearly three decades has commanded every class of Coast Guard Ships in service, which includes the Inshore Patrol Vessel, Fast Patrol Vessel, Offshore Patrol Vessel and Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel.


The flag officer has held various staff appointments which includes, Principal Director (Administration) at Coast Guard Headquarters, Commanding Officer Coast Guard Station (Delhi), Chief Staff Officer (Operations) at Headquarters, Coast Guard Region (East) and Regional Operations and Plans Officer at Region (West and A & N), where the officer was instrumental in providing impetus to achieve a high level of operational effectiveness and consolidation of the administrative framework for service.


The Flag Officer has served in various capacities both ashore and afloat and has an impeccable track record in the field of Operations, Administration, HR and Policy & Plans as well.


The Flag Officer is specialist in Navigation and Direction and is an alumnus of US Staff College, New Port, USA. The flag officer holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and a recipient of Director General Indian Coast Guard Commendation (Twice) and Commander- In- Chief Andaman & Nicobar Commendation.


On elevation to the flag rank in May 17, the officer spearheaded the staff Division as Chief of Staff, Headquarters Coast Guard Eastern Seaboard. Prior taking over appointment of Commander Coast Guard Region (West), the flag officer has served as Chief of Staff, Headquarters Coast Guard Western Seaboard at Mumbai.


The flag officer hails from Uttarakhand. The officer is happily married to Mrs. Neelima Badola and blessed with two sons Master Karan & Master Arjun.

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