Girish Chandra Saxena passed away on 14 April 2017 at the age of 90. He was the former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
About Girish Chandra Saxena
• Born in Agra in 1928, he joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) and held many positions.
• He retired as the Director of India's external intelligence agency - the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
• He served in the RAW for 16 years and headed it between 1983 and 1986.
• He was chief of the agency during the Kanishka Bombing and Operation Blue Star.
• Later, he remained as an advisor to the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi for about two years till 31 January 1988.
• Saxena's main areas of specialization were international affairs, national security and intelligence matters.
• He attended international Conferences in India and abroad on these subjects, gave talks and participated in many seminars and panel discussions.
• He also addressed the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in 1998. The LBSNAA is the premier agency to train Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers.
• For his contributions to the nation, the Union Government honoured Saxena with the prestigious Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian honour, in 2005.
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