Tapan Kumar

  • 25 Jun 2024

Counter-terrorism expert Tapan Kumar Deka, a 1988 batch IPS officer, has been given an extension as Intelligence Bureau chief for one year beyond 30th June 2024.

Key Points

  • He has served as joint director (operations) for the Intelligence Bureau and has handled Islamic extremism in India for the past two decades. Deka has served in the northeast since the 1990s and is an expert on northeast insurgencies.
  • He has served in the US and was the main force behind India taking down the Pak-sponsored Indian Mujahideen group.
  • He has investigated the 26/11 Mumbai massacre and brought culprits to justice.