Ravi Sinha (R&AW Chief) Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 59 Years
Education: BA
Hometown: Bhojpur, Bihar

Ravi Sinha

Names earnedOperation Man
ProfessionIndian Police Service (IPS) officer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
Civil Service
ServiceIndian Police Service (IPS)
CadreMadhya Pradesh (1988-2000)
Chhattisgarh (2000-present)
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 January 1964 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023)59 Years
BirthplaceBhojpur district, Bihar
Zodiac signCapricorn
HometownBhojpur, Bihar
College/UniversitySt Stephen’s College, Delhi
Educational QualificationBA
Relationships & More
Marital StatusNot known
Wife/SpouseNot known

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ravi Sinha

  • Ravi Sinha is a 1988 batch IPS officer of the Chhattisgarh cadre. He came into the limelight after the Indian government designated him as the 24th secretary of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), India’s external intelligence agency.
  • Upon finishing his graduation, Ravi cleared the civil services exams organized by the UPSC. He reported at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) in Hyderabad, Telangana for police training in 1988.
  • On 21 August 1989, Sinha completed his police training module at SVPNPA and was allotted the Madhya Pradesh cadre.

    A photo of Ravi Sinha taken after his passing out from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) in 1988

    A photo of Ravi Sinha after he passed out from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) in 1988

  • In 2000, following the separation of Chhattisgarh from Madhya Pradesh and its establishment as a distinct state, Sinha was transferred to the Chhattisgarh cadre.
  • Later, he was assigned to the Chhattisgarh Police Headquarters in Raipur.
  • Thereafter, he was posted at Durg, Chhattisgarh, where he assumed the post of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP).
  • Ravi Sinha is known as an expert in counter-insurgency, and as a result of his proficiency, he has held notable positions within the police force in Jammu and Kashmir, the northeastern states of India as well as the red corridor (areas greatly affected by the Naxal movement).
  • Ravi Sinha was transferred to New Delhi on central deputation in 2007. Subsequently, Sinha was assigned to the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).
  • In 2016, he took charge of the Operations Division of the R&AW.
  • Following the assault on the army camp in Uri in 2016, Sinha and the former secretary of R&AW, Rajinder Khanna, played a crucial role in strategizing and carrying out the surgical strikes in Pakistan; the strikes were undertaken by the special forces of the Indian Army.
  • At R&AW, Ravi Sinha served as the Personal Security Officer (PSO) and Special Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat (SR).
  • In 2019, after the Pulwama attack that led to the death of many CRPF personnel, Ravi Sinha and Samant Goel, the former R&AW secretary, created strategic plans for executing the Balakot Airstrike.
  • The Government of India issued a notification regarding the selection of Ravi Sinha as the 24th secretary of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) on 19 June 2023. As per the statement of the government, Sinha will lead R&AW till June 2025. The statement read,

    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Ravi Sinha, IPS (CG:88), PSO, Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat (SR) as Secretary, Research & Analysis Wing vice Samant Kumar Goel, IPS (PB:84) on completion of his tenure on 30.06.2023 for a tenure of 2 years from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.”

    The Government of India's letter of notification issued in June 2023

    The Government of India’s letter of notification issued in June 2023