Intelligence Bureau chief Tapan Kumar Deka gets one-year extension


Centre on Monday gave one-year extension to Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief Tapan Kumar Deka till June 2025, as per a Personnel Ministry order.



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The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension in service of Deka as the Director, Intelligence Bureau, for a period of one year beyond June 30, 2024, the order said.

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Deka is a 1988-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Himachal Pradesh cadre.

Counter-terrorism expert Tapan Kumar Deka, a 1988 batch IPS officer, has been given an extension for one year beyond June 30, 2024. Deka, known for his pivotal role in combating northeast insurgency and dismantling the Indian Mujahideen, belongs to the Himachal Pradesh cadre.




Currently, Tapan Deka is on an official visit to Washington DC. Deka has served as joint director (operations) for the Intelligence Bureau and has handled Islamic extremism in India for the past two decades. Deka has served in the northeast since the 1990s and is an expert on northeast insurgencies.
During his tenure as IB chief, Deka took the fight to the left-wing extremists in Central India with the Maoists now confined to Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. A highly competent, Deka has served in the US and was the main force behind India taking down the Pak-sponsored Indian Mujahideen group. He has investigated the 26/11 Mumbai massacre and brought culprits to justice.

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