Subhash Joshi is new BSF chief

IPS officer Subhash Joshi was on Tuesday appointed as the new chief of the Border Security Force (BSF) while Special Secretary in the Home Ministry Ajay Chadha has been picked as the new director general of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

Joshi, a 1976-batch officer from the Uttarakhand cadre, is the director general of the National Security Guard at present. The post of the BSF chief had fallen vacant on December 1 after the retirement of U K Bansal. Joshi, who earlier served in the CRPF as special director general of police, is due to retire in February 2014.

Chadha, a 1977-batch IPS officer of AGMU cadre, is set to retire in August next year. The post had fallen vacant after Ranjit Sinha was appointed as CBI director.

Meanwhile, BSF special DG Arvind Ranjan has been appointed as DG, NSG. Ranjan is a 1977-batch IPS officer from Kerala cadre.

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