Meet India’s new Intelligence Chief’s

The union government in its latest shuffle has named new heads for India’s two premier intelligence agencies Intelligence Bureau (IB) and RAW(Research and Analysis Wing).


Arvind Kumar, 1984 batch IPS officer, will head the IB, India’s internal security agency. He will be replacing Rajiv Jain, who has completed his tenure. 


Kumar has long been associated with IB and has handled desks like Kashmir, North East besides serving the operations in Delhi. 


Samant Goel, 1984 IPS batch will lead RAW, agency responsible for external intelligence. He will succeed Anil Dhamsana.  


Goel is currently serving as the second in command in RAW and is believed to be the mastermind behind the Surgical strikes in Balakot. 


Both Kumar and Goyal’s names for the posts have been approved by the ACC (Appointment Committee Cabinet) led by PM Narendra Modi. 

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