Syed Asif Ibrahim, the Former Intelligence Bureau director was today appointed as Special Envoy for counter-terrorism and extremism.
Ibrahim’s role will be to help the Narendra Modi led government in evolving strategies that would try to counter the radicalisation of youths in India due to the advent of ISIS and other growing security challenges in the Af-Pak region.
According to an official order, the appointment of Ibrahim as Special Envoy in the National Security Council Secretariat was approved by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC).
He will be in the rank of Secretary to the government and will hold the post for a period of three years or until further orders, it said.
Ibrahim is a 1977 batch IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, who had earlier served as the Intelligence Bureau Director. Syed Asif Ibrahim is said to have good contacts in West Asian states and often considered an expert on issues pertaining to the minority community.