Inspector General Anand Prakash Badola took over charge of the Coast Guard region EAST at Chennai today.
He joined Indian Coast guard in 1990 and has commanded every class of Coast Guard ship in service.
The flag officer has served in the field of operations, administration , human resources and policy and plans.
He is also an alumnus of the US Naval staff college.
He was earlier the Chief of Staff at both headquarters Commander Coast Guard Region West at Mumbai.