New TN Governor RN Ravi has Intelligence background

Ravindra Narayan Ravi who has been appointed Governor of Tamil Nadu comes from an Intelligence Bureau background and played a crucial role in the Naga peace talks.

Published: 10th September 2021 05:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th September 2021 05:34 AM   |  A+A-

Nagaland Governor RV Ravi

RN Ravi. (File photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Ravindra Narayan Ravi who has been appointed Governor of Tamil Nadu comes from an Intelligence Bureau background and played a crucial role in the Naga peace talks.

Greeting the new Governor, Chief Minister MK Stalin on Thursday night tweeted, “My greetings to Hon’ble RN Ravi. Let your arrival be an encouragement to the growth and prosperity of Tamil Nadu.” He also wished outgoing Governor, Banwarilal Purohit well, noting that Purohit had always treated him affectionately. Purohit is set to take charge as Governor of Punjab.  

Ravi, who was born at Patna in Bihar, completed his masters in physics in 1974 and after a brief stint in journalism joined the Indian Police Service in 1976. He was allotted the Kerala cadre and served in the State for over a decade. During his service in the IB, he served largely in regions of endemic violence, including in Jammu and Kashmir and the North East. 

In 2014, he was appointed the Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee in the Prime Minister’s Office. That year, he was appointed the Centre’s Interlocutor for the Naga peace talks. He was appointed as Deputy National Security Advisor in October 2018. In 2019, he was appointed Governor of Nagaland.


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  • Sankaramani

    Secular the meaning and usage by Indian politicians is beyond anybody’s comprehension. Muslims from Pakistan,and Bangladesh why should they come to India. They are Islamic state and these Muslims if they want greener pastures can go to dozens of other prosperous Islamic countries. Hindus is Islamic countries are subjected to all hardships for their existence.Whereelse Hindus can go?Votebank politics and Hindus disunity is going to wipe out this group
    2 months ago reply
    • B.sathyanarayanan

      The atrocities of pseudo secularists have crossed all limits. The Pakistan Muslims have rejected India as an impure country and left for Pakistan. Now, if they are not happy with Pak, they can go to any one of dozens of Islamic countries. How can they once again enter India?
      2 months ago reply
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