Dineshwar Sharma, special director in the Intelligence Bureau has been appointed as the agency’s new chief and will take charge on January 1 succeeding Syed Asif Ibrahim.
A 1979 batch IPS officer from Kerala cadre, Sharma, who has been working with the agency for the past 23 years, will have a two-year tenure.
He will take over as officer on special duty (OSD) with immediate effect and will take charge as director of Intelligence Bureau after the retirement of Ibrahim.
Sharma has served at various desks in IB since he was posted in the organization in 1991 which includes Kashmir, northeast besides stints in Lucknow.
Originally from Bihar, Sharma has long been on deputation to the IB and has never served in his home state. He did his primary education from Pali village in Bihar and later went to Gaya for his graduation. Sharma first qualified for Indian Forest Service and later for IPS.
We broke this news on Dec 05, 2014. Read….Dineshwar Sharma will be new IB Chief?