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Kumar Rajesh Chandra takes over as SSB chief

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Senior (IPS) on Friday took over as the of (SSB) -- a paramilitary force mandated to guard 1,751-km India-and 699-km India-borders.

Chandra, a 1985-batch cadre officer, took over the charge from Surjeet Singh Deswal, who had been holding the additional charge of the since October 31 after being appointed the of (ITBP).

of the appointed Chandra to the post on January 8. He will retire from service on December 31, 2021.

A post-graduate in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Chandra had been serving as the (DG) of the (BCAS) under the Union Civil Aviation Ministry, in till now.

Chandra has earlier served in the (SPG) that guards the Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers and their families. He has also worked extensively in his cadre state of

He is a distinguished and decorated and is the recipient of President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service, Police Medal for Meritorious Service, Special Duty Medal and Antarik Surakhsha Medal.



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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 18:58 IST