Defence Intelligence Agency to be Headed by Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon under CDS Rawat

Defence Intelligence Agency to be Headed by Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon under CDS Rawat

Defence Intelligence Agency to be Headed by Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon under CDS Rawat: Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon, who was the Corp commander of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps of Indian Army has been appointed as the director general of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), and Deputy Chief of Integrated Staff (Intelligence) under the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat in the Ministry of Defence’s Department of Military Affairs, as per the reports of "The Tribune"

Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon To Head Defence Intelligence Agency 

The Defence Intelligence Agency was created in 2002. It is responsible for providing and coordinating military intelligence for the Indian Armed forces. The Defence Intelligence agency was created after the recommendation from a Group of Ministers which looked into lapses leading to the Kargil intrusion in 1999.

The Defence Intelligence Agency also forms part of the Multi Agency Centre, an umbrella of organisations which looks into infiltration of terrorists from Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

The 57-year-old Lt General KJS Dhillon, had handled the situation in the Valley after the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. He was commissioned into the Indian Army in 1983.

Lt General KJS Dhillon handed over the charge of the 15 corps to Lt General B S Raju on 29 February. He will reportedly assume the charge in the Defence Intelligence Agency soon as the order for his appointment has been issued.

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