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Arvind Kumar appointed new Intelligence Bureau chief, Samant Kumar Goel to head R&AW 

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PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 26, 2019, 05.31 PM (IST)

Senior IPS officers Arvind Kumar and Samant Kumar Goel were on Wednesday appointed chiefs of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) respectively.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved their appointments for a fixed two-year tenure, an order issued by the Personnel Ministry said.

Kumar will take the reins of the internal intelligence agency from Rajiv Jain, while Goel will succeed Anil K Dhasmana at the chief of India's external spy agency.