The Government of India has named Rajiv Mathur the next Director of the Intelligence Bureau, the country’s inept domestic intelligence agency.
Mathur, a 1972 batch IPS officer from the Uttar Pradesh cadre,Â is currently Special Director of the Intelligence Bureau.
Mathur, a native of Agra,Â will replace P.C. Haldar on his retirement on December 31.
Under Haldarâ€™s watch, Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, AhmedabadÂ and other Indian cities have been the sites of horrendous terrorist attacks with Indian security forces invariably being in reactive mode.
The incompetent Haldar is scheduled to retire on January 1, 2009.
Mathru has been appointed as OSD (Office on Special Duty) in the Intelligence Bureau with immediate effect.