Inspector General KR Suresh,TM
Commander Coast Guard Region (A & N)


Inspector General KR Suresh, Tatrakshak Medal, joined the Indian Coast Guard on 19 Jan 1987. On elevation to the Flag rank, the Officer has assumed the Command of Andaman and Nicobar region on 18 May 17.

The Flag Officer during his 30 years of illustrious career has commanded various classes of Coast Guard Ships viz. Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘Sagar’, Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘Varuna’ (ICG training ship), Fast Patrol Vessel ‘Annie Besant’ and Inshore Patrol Vessel ‘Kittur Chennamma’. His important Command appointments ashore include Commander Coast Guard Karnataka and Commanding Officer ICGS Mandapam. He has held various key staff appointments viz. Principal Director (Operations) at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi, Officer-in-Charge Bureau of Naviks at Mumbai and Chief Staff Officer (Pers & Admin) at Regional Headquarters (East).

The Officer is a specialist in Communication and Electronic Warfare. He is an alumni of the prestigious National Defence College, New Delhi, College of Naval Warfare, Karanja, Mumbai and Defence Services Staff College Welington. He has represented Indian Coast Guard on numerous occasions to various countries which includes UK, France, Mauritius, Seychelles, Indonesia, Singapore, Namibia, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa, Thailand, Oman, Maldives, Netherlands, Myanmar, Japan and UAE. The Flag officer’s interaction with these nations has contributed immensely towards the growth of the organisation.

In the academic front, he is a bachelor in mathematics and was awarded masters in Defence Studies. Further, he pursued and completed M.Sc in Telecommunications and M Phil in Defense Studies. In addition, the officer completed PGDBA in Ops/HR Management from Symbiosis. He is an avid cricketer and a basketball player. His hobbies includes reading books and listening to music.

The Flag Officer is a recipient of the prestigious Tatrakshak Medal and DGICG Commendation for meritorious services.

The Inspector General and Mrs Jayanthi Suresh have one daughter, who is happily married.


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