Inspector General

Satya Prakash Sharma, PTM, TM

        Inspector General Satya Prakash Sharma,  a second batch officer of Indian Coast Guard  has assumed Command of Coast Guard Region (East) on  29 Dec 10. He hails from New Delhi where he did his schooling and thereafter completed M Phil in Space Physics from Delhi University prior joining Coast Guard in 1980.


IG SP Sharma specializes in naval Communication systems  and is an alumunus of College of Defence Management, Secunderabad. He has held various important operational and staff appointments both afloat and ashore, noteworthy of which are command of four Coast Guard ships, twice as  Director Operations at Coast Guard Headquarters prior taking over as  Regional Commander Andaman & Nicobar on promotion to the rank of Inspector General in Aug 2006.  Prior to assuming the office of Commander, Coast Guard Region (East), the Officer had the distinction of being the first Regional Commander (North-West), which was established under his leadership in Dec 09 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.  


IG SP Sharma has participated in various National and International Conferences and Meetings on  subjects of Search and Rescue, Piracy and Armed Robbery against ships and Pollution Response wherein beside contributing significantly had also presented papers on these subjects. During his tenure as Director Operations various bilateral and multilateral cooperative arrangement, not only with the Coast Guards of the littoral States but also in the Asia pacific region were initiated.  This heralded a new era of international cooperation among the Coast Guards in  this part of world. 


          The flag officer is recipient of Tatrakshak Medal (Meritorious Service) and also the President Tatrakshak Medal (Distinguished Service).


          IG SP Sharma is married to Ila and has two sons Varun and Kartikay.  The flag officer is an avid golfer.

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Coast Guard Headquarters, National Stadium Complex, New Delhi 1100 01