Inspector General AK Harbola, TM
Commander Coast Guard Region (North East)

Commander Coast Guard Region (North East)
Inspector General Anil Kumar Harbola is a Direct Entry Coast Guard Officer. A silver medalist from Kumaun University, Nainital in his Post Graduation in Physics, he also holds a Master’s degree in Management Studies from Osmania University and that in Security and Strategic Studies from Madras University.
A specialist in Naval Communication, he has commanded four Coast Guard ships namely Sangram, Varad, Tarabai and Hovercraft H-182. In 1998, the Flag Officer while Commanding Coast Guard Ship Tarabai, apprehended hijacked Japanese merchant vessel ‘Alondra Rainbow’ along with hijackers after chasing the vessel for almost 700 kms in Arabian sea. He was awarded ‘Tatrakshak Medal’ (TM) for ‘Gallantry’ by the Hon’ble President of India for the same. He has also been commended by the DGICG.
His Important appointments ashore includes Coast Guard Commander for Maharashtra and that for Andhra Pradesh, Chief of staff at CG Region (A&N) at Port Blair, Chief Staff Officer (Pers & Adm) at Regional Headquarters Mumbai, Joint Directors of communication and recruitment Coast Guard Headquarters New Delhi and Coast Guard Advisor (CGA) to the Director General of Indian Coast Guard.
The Flag Officer is an alumnus of US Coast Guard’s International Maritime Officers’ School York Town, Virginia, College of Defence Management, Secunderabad and that of National Defence College New Delhi. He is also a qualified Interviewing Officer (IO) from Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), New Delhi
Prior to assuming the present assignment, he was serving as Chief of Staff at Headquarters, Coast Guard Eastern Seaboard at Vishakhapatnam. The Flag Officer is married to Smt. Kavita and the couple is blessed with two daughters.

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