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Dineshwar Sharma new IB chief

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Dineshwar Sharma, a Bihar-born, Kerala-cadre Indian Police Service officer of the 1979 batch, will be the new chief of the Intelligence Bureau.

Mr. Sharma, and Ashok Prasad, another Bihar-born IPS officer currently in the IB, were the front runners for the post.

Mr. Sharma, who succeeds Syed Asif Ibrahim, who retires on December 31, has a wide range of experience — from handling separatism and insurgencies to domestic and regional politics. He has served in Nagaland, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Lucknow in various capacities.

The unassuming officer is known among his colleagues as “quiet, bright and savvy.”

“He is well-versed in issues related to terrorism and the entire spectrum of security matters,” an IB official said.

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