New Delhi. 17 August 2016. IG VSR Murthy, PTM, TM on being promoted to the rank of ADG has been appointed as Addl Director General at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi on  12 Aug 16.

ADG Murthy joined Coast Guard on 18 Jan 1984. Since then the flag officer has held various important command and staff appointments, both afloat and ashore.  He has commanded all four major ship classes of Indian Coast Guard and his key staff assignments includes Principal Director (Policy & Plans) and Joint Director (Human Resource Development) at the Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi and Chief Staff Officer (Personnel & Administration) at the Coast Guard Regional (West), Mumbai.

He has also commanded two operational commands as COMCG of Coast Guard Region (A & N), Port Blair and Coast Guard Region (North East), Kolkata. Prior being appointed as Addl Director General Coast Guard the officer was spearheading the Operational Division of ICG as Deputy Director General (Operations & Coastal Security) at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi

The Flag Officer is an alumnus of National Defence College, New Delhi and Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) Wellington.

Addl DG VSR Murthy is a highly decorated officer and he is recipient of the President Tatrakshak Medal (PTM) in 2012 for his distinguished service and Tatrakshak Medal(TM) Gallantry in 2003.