Former Director of Intelligence Bureau (DIB) Syed Asif Ibrahim was appointed as Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Counter Terrorism and Extremism in National Security Council (NSC) Secretariat.
His appointment was confirmed by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). His rank will be of Secretary to the government for a period of three years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Syed Asif Ibrahim’s role will be to
- Help Union government to evolve strategies to deal with radicalisation of youths in India due to rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
- Liaise security challenges with governments of West Asian countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
He will directly report to National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit K Doval and will carry out work in the National Security Council (NSC) Secretariat in New Delhi.
About Syed Asif Ibrahim
- Syed Asif Ibrahim was Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre of 1977 batch.
- He has served as Director of the Intelligence Bureau from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2014 and was the first Muslim to hold this important position.