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New Delhi: Senior IPS officer V.K. Johri is the new Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF). He took charge at BSF headquarters in Delhi on Saturday from the outgoing Director General Rajni Kant Misra.

Johri, a 1984-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, served as the Special Secretary in the external intelligence agency RAW, under the Cabinet Secretariat.

Johri will head 2.5 lakh personnel, country's largest border guarding force and is tasked to secure two of India's most important and sensitive borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Johri will attain superannuation in September, 2020.

The two other border guarding forces are ITBP (China) and SSB (Nepal and Bhutan).

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