Government appoints new chiefs to Intelligence Bureau and RAW

The Narendra Modi government on Saturday named new chiefs to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

Anil Dhasmana has been named the new chief of India’s spy agency RAW, which looks after intelligence-gathering from foreign lands. Dhasmana is a 1981-batch Madhya Pradesh-cadre officer.

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.

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