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Arvind Kumar appointed as Director of the IB

Published on June 28, 2019
The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the appointment of senior IPS officer Arvind Kumar as Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) for a fixed tenure of two years.
Arvind Kumar appointed as Director of the IB
  • He will succeed Rajiv Jain whose tenure comes to an end on 29 June 2019.

About Arvind Kumar:

  • He is a 1984-batch IPS officer from Assam-Meghalaya cadre.
  • He has been working with the IB since August 1991 and has also served in the Indian Embassy in Moscow, Russia.
  • Prior to this appointment, he served as the Special Director in the IB and his job involved supervising administrative and personal desks.
  • He is considered to be an expert on Kashmir and Naxal issues.
  • He is the second most senior officer in the IB after Rajiv Jain.
  • He is a recipient of the President Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

About the Intelligence Bureau (IB):

  • It is India's internal intelligence agency.
  • It functions under the aegis of Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • It was established in 1887 by the British India Government and later recast as the Central Intelligence Bureau in 1947.
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi.


Q.Who has been appointed as Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB)?
a. Suresh Kumar
b. Rahul Kumar
c. Arvind Kumar
d. Vinod Kumar
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