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Rakesh Pal (ICG) Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Height: 5' 6"
Nationality: Indian
Profession: ICG Personnel

Rakesh Pal

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionIndian Coast Guard Officer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Military Service
Service/BranchIndian Coast Guard (ICG)
RankFour-Star General
Service YearsJanuary 1989 - present
Designations (major ones)• Director General of the Coast Guard (19 July 2023 - present)
• Director General (additional charge) of the Coast Guard (February 2023)
• Additional Director General (ADG) (February 2022)
• Commander of Coast Guard Region (North West), Gandhinagar
• Deputy Director General (Policy & Plans)
• Additional Director General of Coast Guard, Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi
• Director (Infra & Works), Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi
• Principal Director (Administration), Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi
Military Decorations• Tatrakshak Medal (TM) (2013)
• President Tatrakshak Medal (PTM) (2018)
Personal Life
AgeNot known
BirthplaceUttar Pradesh, India
NationalityIndian
Relationships & More
Marital StatusNot known
Family
Wife/SpouseNot known
Money Factor
Salary (as DG ICG)Rs. 2,05,000 + other allowances (as per the 7th Central Pay Commission) [1]Indian Coast Guard

A photo of Rakesh Pal with Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rakesh Pal

  • Rakesh Pal is an officer in the Indian Coast Guard who came into the limelight after he was appointed as the 25th Director General (DG) of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) in July 2023.
  • After he finished his formal education, he enrolled at the Indian Naval Academy (INA) in Ezhimala, Kerala, where, he underwent military training.
  • He commenced his service as an Assistant Commandant (AC) in the Indian Coast Guard in January 1989.
  • Thereafter, he pursued specialized professional training in Gunnery & Weapons Systems at the Indian Naval School Dronacharya in Kochi, Kerala, making him the first gunner in the history of ICG.
  • Later, he attended an Electro-Optics Fire Control Solution course in the United Kingdom.
  • Rakesh Pal has a vast amount of maritime expertise as well. He has successfully overseen operations on various types of ICG ships including ICGS Samarth, ICGS Vijit, ICGS Sucheta Kriplani, ICGS Ahalyabai, and ICGS C-03.
  • In Gujarat, Rakesh Pal has overseen the operations of two Coast Guard bases located in the advanced regions of Okha and Vadinar.

    A photo of Rakesh Pal taken when he was serving in Gujarat

    A photo of Rakesh Pal taken when he was serving in Gujarat

  • Rakesh Pal was elevated to the post of Additional Director General (ADG) and posted to the Coast Guard Headquarters in New Delhi in February 2022.

    Rakesh Pal's photo taken while he was inspecting the guard of honour during a military ceremony

    Rakesh Pal’s photo taken while he was inspecting the guard of honour during a military ceremony

  • The Indian Coast Guard executed various operations and drills while under his command. These included capturing illegal drugs and substances and confiscating valuable gold worth millions of rupees. Additionally, they conducted rescue missions for mariners caught in severe cyclonic storms, collaborated with foreign coast guards in joint exercises, conducted anti-poaching operations, provided humanitarian aid during cyclones and other natural disasters, and carried out coastal security exercises.
  • Rakesh Pal assumed the role of the presiding Indian Governor at the 17th Governing Council Meeting conducted in Singapore in March 2023.

    A photo of Rakesh Pal taken when he was in Singapore attending the 17th Governing Council Meeting

    A photo of Rakesh Pal taken when he was in Singapore attending the 17th Governing Council Meeting

  • The Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved his selection as the 25th Director General (DG) of the ICG on 19 July 2023. In an interview, Rakesh Pal talked about his appointment, and said,

    I am very honoured and privileged to take over as the 25th DG of the Indian Coast Guard. My priorities are to make sure that our Coast Guard charter of duties for which we are mandated, we are going to fulfil that. We are going to ensure gap-free surveillance, coastal security. We are having a very good synergy and the coordination with multistake agencies. We are looking forward to ensure that the coastal security apparatus is as per the SoP which is in place.”

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