Rajan Bargotra new Coast Guard (East) Commander
Chennai: Rajan Bargotra on Saturday assumed charge as the commander and inspector general of the Indian Coast Guard (eastern region) here. Bargotra, a sixth batch officer of the ICG, replaces Satya Prakash Sharma who retired after serving maritime force for 36 years. Sharma was given a traditional farewell at a function, ICG release said.
New Delhi-born Bargotra, alumni of National Defence College, was the Principal Director (logistics) at the ICG, New Delhi, before taking up the current assignment. He had served in many responsibilities in the ICG, including Chief of Staff (ICG-western region) and commander, ICG district, Gujarat.
A recipient of ‘Tatrakshak Medal’ for meritoriousservice, Bargotra stressed on strengthening the coastal security mechanism and expediting the growth of infrastructure towards supporting ICG opera tions in the region. The ‘handing over taking over’ ceremony was held at Coast Guard Air Station with full military honours, the ICG release added.