IPS Ravi Sinha is a senior officer of the Indian Police Service. He has been appointed as the new chief of India’s intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) on 19 June. Presently RAW chief Samant Goyal is the head of RAW. Ravi Sinha is a 1988 batch IPS officer working as Special Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat. He is also called operation man.
New RAW chief will take charge on June 30
The current RAW chief Samant Goel is an IPS officer of the Punjab cadre. He will retire on 30th June. In his place, Ravi Sinha will take charge of Indian intelligence agency RAW. His tenure will be of 2 years. Samant Goel took over from RAW chief Anil Dhasmana in June 2019. Samant Goel’s tenure was full of achievements.
Role of RAW in the security of the country
Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) was formed in September 1968 when the Bureau of Investigation formed in 1941 could not function properly in the Indo-China war of 1962 and the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965. The Government of India needed an organization that could independently collect external information. Its main task is to prevent incidents like terrorism by collecting information from foreign governments and other ways.
Who Is IPS Ravi Sinha
Ravi Sinha is an IPS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre. He belongs to Bhojpur district of Bihar. He studied at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. In 1988, he passed the UPSC exam and became an officer of the Indian Police Service. Where he got Madhya Pradesh cadre.
Samant Goel and his achievements
Samant Goel is a 1984 Punjab Cadre IPS officer who was appointed as the Chief of the Research and Analysis Wing on 26 June 2019. In 2022, his tenure was extended till June 30, 2023, who will retire on June 30, 2023. He had joined RAW in 2001. In the 1990s, he played an important role in stopping terrorism in Punjab and in the Balakot surgical strike. Balakot strike was done after Pulwama attack. More than 40 of our soldiers were martyred in the Pulwama attack.
previous positions held by Ravi Sinha
Ravi Sinha was the TI of Dhamadh during his Probation. After this CSP Kotwali remained in Raipur. He was the SP of Rajnandgaon from 3 June 1995 to 4 October 1996. He was the AIG of Chhattisgarh state’s planning and management. Then went to the deputy in the central government. After this, he kept going up one rung in RAW.
Ravi Sinha in RAW
Ravi Sinha has been associated with RAW for more than two decades. Sinha also headed the operational wing in RAW. Ravi Sinha has done a lot of work in North East India and Union Territories. He is known for his understanding of issues like Jammu and Kashmir and Left Wing Extremism. He has expertise in the matters related to the neighboring countries.
IPS officer Ravi Sinha appointed new RAW chief
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