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Lt Gen KJS Dhillon to take charge as Director General of DIA


Lt Gen KJS Dhillon to take charge as Director General of DIA
 

Lt Gen KJS Dhillon is appointed as the Director-General Defence Intelligence Agency (DG DIA) and Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Intelligence) (DCIDS) on 9 March.

It is a department that comes under the Chief of Defence Staff in the newly created Department of Military Affairs.

Lt Gen KJS Dhillon will take charge as DG DIA and DCIDS, an organisation which is responsible for collating technical as well as human intelligence for the three armed forces

About Lt Gen KJS Dhillon:

Lt Gen Dhillon is 57-year-old age. He is from the 1983 batch of the Indian Military Academy. He served at the strategic XV Corps of Army in 2019 and handed over the charge of XV Corps to Lt Gen BS Raju.

About DIA:

The DIA was created in 2002 on recommendations of a Group of Ministers which looked into lapses leading to the Kargil intrusion in 1999. The DIA is a nodal agency for all defence related intelligence which collects information technically as well as through satellites to safeguard the interest of the country.



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