NEW DELHI Special director of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) AK Dhasmana is likely to be appointed as the next chief of the country’s external intelligence agency.
The 1981-batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IPS officer’s domain of expertise is considered to be Balochistan in southwestern Pakistan, counter-terrorism and Islamic affairs.
He also has a vast experience on Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has served in key capitals, including London and Frankfurt and has also handled SAARC and Europe desks.
The post of the RAW chief is falling vacant on January 31, 2017, with the incumbent retiring after a two year stint.
The RAW chief has a fixed tenure of two years unless the government extends the length of the service or the appointee.