Govt appoints new heads of IB and R&AW

Govt appoints new heads of IB and R&AW

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New Delhi, Jun 26: The government on Wednesday appointed Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, Arvind Kumar, as Director and the Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Samant Kumar Goel, Secretary, Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW).

Kumar replaces Rajiv Jain while Goel takes the position of A K Dhasmana. An official release said the new IB and R&AW heads will hold office for two years from the day of assuming charge of the posts or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Both Kumar and Goel are 1984 batch IPS officers Assam-Meghalaya and Punjab cadre respectively. Kumar is considered an expert on Kashmir affairs while Goel is said to have played a key role in the Balakot airstrike in February this year. (UNI)