Ravi Sinha, a native of Bihar, has been appointed as the new chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). He is a 1984-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from the Madhya Pradesh cadre. He is known for his expertise in operations and has a long experience in the intelligence agency.
Sinha is a graduate in economics from the Delhi University and has a master’s degree in police administration from the National Police Academy in Hyderabad. He has also done a course in terrorism studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Sinha has held several important positions in the RAW, including the head of the operations division and the director of the counter-terrorism division. He has also served as the ambassador of India to Afghanistan.
Sinha is a recipient of the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service. He is also a recipient of the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
Sinha’s appointment as the RAW chief is seen as a major boost for the agency. He is a seasoned intelligence officer with a proven track record. He is expected to lead the RAW to new heights and make it a more effective intelligence agency.