President of India Confers Tatrakshak Medals to Indian Coast Guard Personnel
On the occasion of 77th Independence Day, the Hon'ble President of India, awarded Tatrakshak Medals to the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) personnel. Out of total 05 such medals, 02 personnel have been awarded in recognition of feats and meritorious acts during their active service in the state of Gujarat
DIG KR Deepak Kumar has been awarded Tatrakshak Medal for his 3 decades of meritorious and unblemished service in ICG capped by his singular achievements in Operational and Administrative spheres as the erstwhile ICG District Commander – 15 (North Gujarat) which is considered to be operationally most active and sensitive due to its strategic location.
Commandant (JG) Anurag Shukla has been reckoned with Tatrakshak Medal (Gallantry) for his leadership as the Commanding Officer of ICG ship in back to back anti-narcotic operations under challenging conditions that resulted in seizure of large quantity of drugs otherwise destined for Indian shores. These joint operations with ATS Gujarat also resulted in apprehension of Pakistani boats and perpetrators together with arms ammunition.
In addition, Shri Sunil Joshi, IPS, SSP ATS (Gujarat) has been commended by the Director General Indian Coast Guard for his instrumental role in the Joint Operations undertaken by the premier agency with ICG in maritime zones off Gujarat.