Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan has been appointed as Director General of the Indian Coast Guard, its 19th Director General.
A Navigation and Direction Specialist, he is also a graduate of Defense Services Staff College, Willington. In a career of over three and half decades, he has had several significant operational appointments. including command of Indian Naval Ships Chatak, Sharda and Ranvijay.
His staff appointments include Director of Indian Naval Tactical Evaluation Group, Naval Assistant to FOC-in-C (West) and to the Chief of the Naval Staff, Naval Attache at Moscow, Flag Officer Sea Training, Chief of Staff of Western Naval Command, Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra and Gujarat Area. He was also the first Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala. He was Chief of Personal at the IHQ MoD (N), prior taking over as the Director General.