Chhattisgarh IPS officer Ravi Sinha selected as new chief of Research and Analysis Wing

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Ravi Sinha, a 1988 batch IPS officer of the Chhattisgarh cadre, has been selected as the next chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

An Overview of the News

  • Sinha will take over from current chief Samant Kumar Goel, whose term ends on June 30, 2023.

  • Presently, Ravi Sinha is holding the post of Special Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat.

Research and Analysis Wing (RAW):

  • It is the foreign intelligence agency of India.

  • RAW's primary function is to gather foreign intelligence.

  • It is responsible for counter-terrorism and counter-proliferation efforts.

  • RAW advises Indian policy makers on strategic matters.

Established - 21 September 1968

Founder - RN Kao, Indira Gandhi

Headquarters - New Delhi

Officeholder - Samant Goyal (Director of Intelligence Agency)

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