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Asif Ibrahim tipped to be new Intelligence Bureau chief

New Delhi, Nov 24: Senior IPS officer S Asif Ibrahim is tipped to be the new Intelligence Bureau chief, the first Muslim to head the organisation, official sources said tonight.Asif, a 1977 batch IPS, made
PTI November 24, 2012 23:12 IST
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New Delhi, Nov 24: Senior IPS officer S Asif Ibrahim is tipped to be the new Intelligence Bureau chief, the first Muslim to head the organisation, official sources said tonight.



Asif, a 1977 batch IPS, made it to the top slot because of his wide range of experience in covering various departments of the organisation which mainly deal with intelligence pertaining to internal security, they said.  

He succeeds Nehchal Sandhu who retires on December 31.  

There were three officers senior to Asif in the IB who have been given different assignments—R N Gupta, Rajgopal, Yashovardhan Azad - all 1976 batch IPS officers while Jairaman is from the 1977 batch.