Anil Dhasmana to be RAW’s new chief, Rajiv Jain to head IB


New Delhi, December 17


Anil Dhasmana and Rajiv Jain will be the next chiefs of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Intelligence Bureau (IB), respectively, news agency PTI reported on Saturday. Dhasmana and Jain will succeed Rajinder Khanna and Dineshwar Sharma. Both the officers will have a tenure of two years.

Dhasmana, a 1981-batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IPS officer, is renowned for his expertise on Balochistan and counter terrorism. He has been with RAW for the last 23 years during which he has served on important desks including Pakistan. RAW looks after the external intelligence of the country.

On the other hand, Jharkhand cadre IPS officer Jain will take over the reins of IB on January 1 after the incumbent Sharma completes his two-year tenure on December 31.

Rajiv, a recipient of President’s Police Medal, has served in various departments of the IB including the sensitive Kashmir desk. He was advisor to the previous NDA government’s interlocutor on Kashmir K C Pant when talks were held with separatist leaders like Shabbir Shah.

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