Nehchal Sandhu appointed new IB chief
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Last Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010, 20:51
New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Nehchal Sandhu was on Friday appointed the new Director of Intelligence Bureau succeeding Rajiv Mathur, who retires on December 31.

The order was issued by the Government after the Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cleared the name of 58-year-old Sandhu for the top post.

The order said that Sandhu, a 1973-batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, will assume the office of Intelligence Bureau chief on January one, 2011 for a period of two years.

A recipient of Indian Police Medal in 1988 and President's Police's Medal in 1998, Sandhu brings with himself a vast experience in countering insurgency and terrorism.

He will be succeeding Mathur who completes his tenure of two years on December 31 this year.

The Government had decided on fixing the tenure of Intelligence Bureau chiefs for a period of two years due to operational reasons.


First Published: Friday, November 26, 2010, 20:51

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