Rajiv Jain, Jharkhand cadre IPS officer, was today named as the new chief of Intelligence Bureau (IB) while Anil Dhasmana was given the responsibility to head external intelligence agency RAW.
Both the officers will have a tenure of two years.
Jain, who is at present serving as the special director in the IB, will take over on January 1 after the incumbent Dineshwar Sharma completes his two-year tenure on December 31.
A recipient of President's Police Medal, the 1980-batch officer has served in various departments of the IB including the sensitive Kashmir desk.
He was advisor to the previous NDA government's interlocutor on Kashmir K C Pant when talks were held with separatist leaders like Shabbir Shah.
In another appointment, Anil Dhasmana will take over the reins of the Research and Analysis Wing, an organization which looks after the external intelligence of the country.
He succeeds Rajinder Khanna who completes his tenure this year end.
(With PTI inputs)