Government appoints Alok Joshi as RAW chief

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 14:14 hrs

New Delhi: Senior Haryana cadre IPS officer Alok Joshi will be the new chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cleared the name of Joshi, a 1976 batch officer from Haryana cadre, to succeed Sajeev Tripathi as chief of Research and Analysis Wing, an organisation entrusted with the task of gathering external intelligence.

Joshi has previously served in the Intelligence Bureau and with the Haryana Police, with key operations in Nepal and Pakistan to his credit.

Amitabh Mathur, a 1977 batch IPS officer, will head the Aviation Research Centre (ARC), an organisation which forms part of RAW and is entrusted with gathering of imagery intelligence, Aerial surveillance, monitoring of borders and photo reconnaissance flights.

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