New Delhi: Nitin Agrawal (IPS) has taken over charge as Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday. Agrawal is a 1989-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Kerala cadre. He has held multiple high-profile positions in the Kerala Police, including those of Deputy Inspector General in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Inspector General in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, and Inspector General in the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
He has taken over charge of the post Dr SL Thaosen (IPS) today at BSF Headquarters in New Delhi, India's border guarding organisation said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Agrawal has served as Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for about five years. He has held the positions of Additional Director General (ADG) Operations and Additional Director General (ADG) Central Zone in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) prior to taking on the position of Director General of the BSF. While working for the ITBP in 2014, he received the rank of ADG.
He was awarded with the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2007 and the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2015 to recognise his outstanding contributions to law enforcement.