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Rajiv Jain appointed as new chief of Intelligence Bureau (IB)
- Rajiv Jain completed his cadre training as part of the 1980 batch and went on to serve in various departments of IB in the past.
- He started his journey into IB in 1989 as part of the assistant director title. He was later branded as a ‘hardcore’, a common word used for officers permanently appointed into the agency.
- His portfolio depicts of successful achievements in the past whereby he was appointed as Chief of Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB). SIB is often the name accredited to units stationed in state capitals. He headed the Ahmedabad S.I.B from 2005 to 2008 before joining Delhi S.I.B from 2008 to 2012.
- He has worked in different capacities as well as the sensitive Kashmir desk. He had handled various assignments as chief of Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB), name given to IB units in state capitals.
- He had headed the Ahmedabad S.I.B (from 2005 to 2008) and later in Delhi SIB (from 2008 to 2012) which is considered politically sensitive.
- He was advisor to previous NDA government’s speaker on Kashmir K.C.Pant when talks were held with separatist leaders. He is recipient of President’s Police Medal.