Inspector General Dinesh Rajaputhran,TM
Commander Coast Guard Region (A & N)

Commander Coast Guard Region

Inspector General Dinesh Rajaputhran, TM has assumed the charge as Commander Coast Guard Region Andaman and Nicobar with effect from 11 Jun 21. The flag officer is a seventh batch officer of the Indian Coast Guard. He hails from Mumbai, most of his schooling has been in Kendriya Vidyalaya at various places, completed his graduation in physics from Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada and thereafter he joined the Indian Coast Guard on 18 Jan 1986.

The Flag Officer is the first qualified ACV operator of the Indian Coast Guard trained at Griffon Hovercraft, Southampton, UK and has spearheaded the entire gamut of ACV operations including formulation of the standard operating procedures, integration of ACVs into ICG operational mosaic and documentation of necessary policy guidelines. The Flag Officer has undergone Maritime Law Enforcement and Port Operations Courses with the United States Coast Guard.

The Flag Officer during his illustrious career spanning over three decades has commanded all classes of Coast Guard Ships, which include the command of Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel ICGS Samrat, Offshore Patrol Vessel ICGS Vijaya and Inshore Patrol Vessel Kittur Chennama.

The Flag Officer has tenanted various important appointments both ashore and afloat and has an impeccable track record in the fields of Operations, Administration and HRD. His notable shore appointments include Coast Guard Commander (Maharashtra), Chief of Staff at HQs Coast Guard Region (North-West) Gandhinagar, Principal Director (Ops), Principal Director (Pers) and Dy Director General (HRD) at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi.

Prior to assuming the present assignment as Commander, Coast Guard Region (A&N), he was serving as Chief of Staff at Headquarters Coast Guard Western Seaboard at Mumbai.

The Flag Officer is recipient of Tatrakshak Medal (Meritorious Service).

Inspector General Dinesh Rajaputhran is married to Savvitaa, has one son Tarun and one daughter Trishna. 

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