Tapan Deka’s appointment is being seen as a circulate through the Centre to appreciate operational capacity as the 1988 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre officer turned into given the location bypassing senior officers.

The Narendra Modi government today appointed Tapan Deka as the new Director of Intelligence Bureau and rewarded Samant Goel by using extending his tenure as the Secretary, Research and Analysis Wing for one extra 12 months.
Tapan Deka’s appointment to India’s home internal security and counter-intelligence corporation is being seen as a flow by using the Centre to comprehend operational capacity because the 1988 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre officer turned into given the position bypassing senior officers.

“He is completely a deserving officer and has loads of operational know-how in handling not only Islamic terror but additionally Sikh militancy and radicalization,” a former Director Of Intelligence Bureau advised NDTV.

Described as a quiet unassuming officer, Tapan Deka currently heads the Operations desk of the Intelligence Bureau and has been tracking terrorists and religious radicalization for the past many years. An expert on North-East, Mr Deka become hand-picked by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and despatched to Assam after the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) violence in 2019.

“The Home Minister (Amit Shah) has lot of faith in him,” a senior officer inside the Union Home Ministry said of Mr Deka who has spent most of his profession within the Intelligence Bureau. He became an Additional Director in Intelligence Bureau when he became promoted to the rank of Special Director in the Wing in June final 12 months.

Through Mr Deka’s appointment, who will be triumphant incumbent Intelligence Bureau Director Arvind Kumar whose tenure ends on June 30, the Centre has outmoded Special Director AS Rajan a 1987 batch officer from Bihar, Anish Dayal, Manoj Yadav, Manoj Lal, Amitabh Rajan and Manmohan Singh.

In an extraordinary second extension of three hundred and sixty five days, Samant Goel became presented to Secretary, Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).

Mr Goel who is said to percentage a very good equation with NSA Ajit Doval, is a 1984 batch officer from Punjab and is an expert of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Middle East.

“He is totally dedicated to establishment and a thoroughly committed officer,” a senior officer stated.

With hard core operations guys at the helm of both inner and outside intelligence, Centre hopes that each the groups will work in tandem.

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