Kerala: New Coastguard commander takes over

Deputy Inspector General TKS Chandran has taken over as Commander Coast Guard of Kerala.

Updated: Feb 14, 2011, 21:02 PM IST

Kochi: Deputy Inspector General TKS Chandran
has taken over as Commander Coast Guard of Kerala.

An impressive ceremonial parade was held at the District
Headquarters here to welcome him which was attended by
commanding officers of ships and establishments under his
command including Coast Guard Stations Vizhinjam and Beypore.

DIG Chandran is a direct entry officer from the 6th Batch
of Indian Coast Guard and succeeds DIG B K Loshali.

The officer joined service on Jan 6, 1985 and has since
served onboard various ships and establishments. Some of his
important appointments include Director (Infrastructure &
Works) at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi, Chief Staff
Officer (Operations) at Coast Guard Region(East), Chennai and
Command of Inshore Patrol Vessels Tarabai and Bhikaji Cama,
Off Shore Patrol Vessels Vikram and Samar and Command of
District Headquarters (Gujarat), District Headquarters
(Orissa) and District Headquarters, Campbell Bay (A&N Island).

A specialist in Incident Management Course from United
Kingdom, the officer has represented the service at various
national and international forums, a Defence press release
said.

PTI