D. S. Joshi

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Dattatraya Shridhar Joshi was an Indian Civil Service member and former cabinet secretary of India. He served as cabinet secretary of India from 27 June 1966 to 31 December 1968.[1] Joshi belongs to Deshastha Rigvedi Brahmin community.[2]

It was Mr. Joshi who coined the name "Research & Analysis Wing" for the India's external intelligence agency when it was formed during his time as cabinet secretary.

He was awarded Padma Vibhushan, second highest civilian honour of India by the President of India, in 1969.[3]


  1. ^ "Cabinet Secretaries Since 1950". Cabinet Secretary, Government of India portal. Archived from the original on 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  2. ^ History of Services, State of Bombay, Part 1. Printed at the Government Central Press. 1949. p. 109.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.