K. C. Verma

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K. C. Verma (born 1950)[1] was the Director of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), the external intelligence agency of India, his official designation was Secretary (R).[2][3] He did his schooling from Mayo College, Ajmer. He belongs to the 1971 Jharkhand IPS cadre.[4] He started his career at the Intelligence Bureau, was appointed as head of the Narcotics Control Bureau in 2005,[5] and was later elevated to the position of Secretary (Security) and also served as Internal Security Adviser to Home Minister.[6] He was laterally transferred to head R&AW after Ashok Chaturvedi retired from the post on January 31, 2009. One of the major challenges for K. C. Verma had been professionalise and streamline the agency, which has been in news in recent times for various scandals and controversies.[7]

After his stint at RAW, KC Verma was appointed as the chairman of National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), the country's most powerful hi-tech spy agency, for a period of 3 years (from January 2011 to December 2013).[8]


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  2. ^ "K C Verma Moves in as New Chief of RAW". news.outlookindia.com. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  3. ^ Manish Tiwari, Fiasco on Flight 334, Hindustan Times, page 2, July 12, 2009
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "K C Verma to be new RAW chief". Indianexpress.com. 2009-01-25. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  6. ^ "K.C. Verma to be new RAW chief". Thaindian.com. 2009-01-25. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  7. ^ "Can its new chief turn R&AW around?". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  8. ^ "KC Verma is National Technical Research Organisation chairman". DNA India. 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
Preceded by
Ashok Chaturvedi
Director of R&AW
February 1, 2009 – December 30, 2010
Succeeded by
Sanjeev Tripathi