Mangaluru, Apr 12, 2018: Inspector General Vijay Chafekar took charge as new Flag Officer, Indian Coast Guard (West Region). He succeeds Inspector-General K R Nautiyal, who has been promoted as Additional Director General and Indian Coast Guard Commander, Eastern Seaboard, Vishakapatnam.
The ICG (West region) comprises critical area that extends to outer limits of the Exclusive Economic Zone, the coasts of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Daman and Diu and Lakshadweep.
Vijay Chafekar, who has an MPhil in defence and strategic studies, was previously Deputy Director (Policy and Plans) at the ICG Headquarters, New Delhi.
An alumnus of the Joint Services Staff College, New Port, US, Chafekar is recipient of Tatrakshak Medal and the President’s Tatrakshak Medal. In his three-decade career, Chafekar has commanded all classes of ICG Ships and Air Squadrons at Kolkata, Chennai and Daman and has served at various locations.