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Coast Guard eastern region gets new commander | Chennai News – Times of India


CHENNAI: Inspector General Anand Prakash Badola took over as commander of Coast Guard eastern region in Chennai on Friday. Badola was commander Coast Guard western region in Mumbai from December 2019 to June 2021.
Badola, who joined the Indian Coast Guard in 1990, has over 30 years of service. He specialises in navigation and direction and is an alumnus of US Naval Staff College, Newport, US.
Hailing from Uttarakhand, Badola is a recipient of Tatrakshak Medal from the President of India for his meritorious service. He has also received director general Indian Coast Guard commendation twice and commander- in-chief Andaman & Nicobar commendation.
He was principal director (administration) at Coast Guard headquarters, commanding officer of 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 he gave an impetus to high level of operational effectiveness and consolidation of the administrative framework.
On elevation to flag officer rank in May 2017, Badola headed the staff division as chief of staff at headquarters Coast Guard eastern seaboard and western seaboard.
Inspector General S Paramesh, who was commander of east region, has taken over commander Coast Guard region (West), Mumbai.

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