The Centre on Friday appointed former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer K Vijay Kumar as the new senior security advisor in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), for Jammu and Kashmir and Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states. Kumar has been appointed for a term of one year.
In a press statement released on December 03, 2019, the MHA said, “Appointment of Shri K Vijay Kumar, IPS (Retd.) as Senior Security Advisor in Ministry of Home Affairs for a period of one year from the date of joining. His main responsibilities will be to advise the Ministry on security-related matters of Union Territory of J&K and Left Wing Extremism affected states.”
The 1975-batch IPS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre had served as an advisor to Satya Pal Malik, the last Governor of the united state of Jammu and Kashmir. Kumar’s primary responsibility was to assist Governor Malik in shaping the security strategy of the region.