The Union government has appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Jain as the new chief of Intelligence Bureau (IB). He succeeds Dineshwar Sharma and shall have two years term.
He is IPS officer of the 1980-batch of Jharkhand-cadre. He had joined the IB in 1989 as assistant director. Since then he has worked in different capacities including the sensitive Kashmir desk. He had handled various assignments as chief of Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB), name given to IB units in state capitals.
He had headed the Ahmedabad SIB (from 2005 to 2008) and later in Delhi SIB (from 2008 to 2012) which is considered politically sensitive. He was advisor to previous NDA government’s interlocutor on Kashmir K C Pant when talks were held with separatist leaders. He is recipient of President’s Police Medal.
About Intelligence Bureau (IB)
- IB is India’s internal intelligence agency.
- It was recasted as the Central Intelligence Bureau in 1947 under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
- Established: 1887 by British India Government.
- Headquarters: New Delhi.
- Motto: जागृतं अहर्निशं (English : Always Alert).