He will be replacing Rajinder Khanna, a 1978-batch IPS officer. In fact, Khanna was the first person to be elected RAW chief from within the organisation, as opposed to his predecessors — right from founding-director RN Kao — who were chosen from outside the organisation.
Rajiv Jain has been named the new chief of the IB, which gathers intelligence within India. Jain is a 1980-batch Jharkhand-cadre officer. He will be replacing Dineshwar Sharma.