Ravi Sinha, a senior IPS officer from the 1988 batch, has been chosen to assume the position of Chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India’s external intelligence agency. The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has granted approval for his appointment, which is set to commence on June 19 and will last for a tenure of two years. Sinha currently serves as the Special Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat. This appointment comes as Samant Goel’s term as the chief of RAW concludes on June 30, 2023.
Ravi Sinha’s appointment as the new chief of RAW was announced by the Personnel Ministry on June 19. He is an accomplished IPS officer belonging to the Chhattisgarh cadre. With extensive experience in the field, Sinha’s career in the Indian Police Service spans over several years. His selection for this significant role reflects his capabilities and expertise in the intelligence domain.
Taking over from his predecessor, Samant Kumar Goel, Sinha assumes the responsibility of leading RAW, the prestigious intelligence agency responsible for gathering external intelligence for the nation. The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has duly approved his appointment as Secretary of RAW for a duration of two years. With this appointment, Sinha will play a crucial role in shaping and directing the activities of RAW, ensuring national security and safeguarding India’s interests abroad.
As the tenure of Samant Goel draws to a close on June 30, 2023, Ravi Sinha steps in to lead RAW into a new era. His appointment signifies the trust placed in him by the government and his track record of dedication and service to the nation. With his vast experience and expertise, Sinha is poised to contribute significantly to the intelligence landscape and steer RAW towards continued success in its mission.