Former IPS Officer Vijay Kumar Appointed Adviser To Home Minister On J&K, Left-Wing Extremism
Former IPS Officer Vijay Kumar Appointed Adviser To Home Minister On J&K, Left-Wing ExtremismUnion Home Minister Amit Shah.

Retired IPS officer K. Vijay Kumar has been appointed as senior security advisor in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

In his new role, the former police officer will be primarily responsible for advising the home ministry on all security-related matters pertaining to the newly-constituted Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. He will also be advising the ministry on security issues of states affected by Left-wing extremism.

Vijay Kumar had earlier served as advisor to the Governor of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir, before its reconstitution into a Union Territory comprising of the Jammu and Kashmir regions, separate from Ladakh.

As a serving officer, he had successfully led the special task force to neutralise forest brigand Veerappan in operations that spanned the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

According to the government order issued by the Home Ministry and dated 3 December, Vijay Kumar's tenure will be for a period of one year from the joining date.

The story has been published using a syndicated feed. Only the headline has been changed

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber