New Delhi: The Indian security establishment saw two high-level appointments being made on Saturday with Rajiv Jain tapped in as the Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief and Anil Dhasmana elevated to head the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).
Jain, 1980-batch Jharkhand-cadre officer, had been the No.2 in IB, India’s internal intelligence agency. He was earlier the state intelligence bureau head for Delhi and Ahmedabad. Jain takes over from Dineshwar Sharma who retires at the end of this month.
Dhasmana, a 1980-batch Madhya Pradesh-cadre officer, will head the R&AW, where he has been the second-in-command. He has handled many important assignments at India’s premier external intelligence agency and takes over from Rajinder Khanna at the end of this month.