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Friday, November 02, 2018

Know Your IPS: New ITBP chief SS Deswal


Surjeet Singh Deswal, 1984 batch Haryana cadre IPS, was on Wednesday appointed as the new chief of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), a force that guards the nation’s frontier with China, apart from providing security in some pockets of Maoist-hit Bastar range of Chhattisgarh. Deswal was till recently serving as the Director General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). Here are a few things you may like to know about Deswal.

A) SS Deswal, 59, is a 1984 batch Haryana cadre IPS officer. 
B) He originally hails from Karnal, meaning he got the home cadre in the service. 
C) He completed his B.Sc degree, and then did an LLB before getting into the police service.
D) He served as superintendent of police (SP) in districts such as Kaithal and Rohtak, Haryana, in early 1990s.
E) In the late 1990s, he also served in two other districts, Bhiwani and Fatehabad. 
F) Deswal then went on a deputation to Indian Railways, and was posted in Panchkula (early 2000s). He there served as the DIG and then IGP. 
G) Two of his trainings abroad were — one in Quantico, Virgina, USA (2003) and the other in London, England (2010).
H) Among the trainings he undertook also included integrated intelligence (1994), hostage negotiations (2002), police political leadership (2007) and foreign policy (2010). 
I) Deswal received the President Police Medal in 2012.

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