25/05/2017 8:49 PM IST | Updated 25/05/2017 8:49 PM IST

Sanjay Mitra Takes Over As New Defence Secretary, Replaces G Mohan Kumar

He will have a two-year tenure.

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NEW DELHI -- Sanjay Mitra has taken over as Defence Secretary from G. Mohan Kumar

An officer of the 1982 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), West Bengal cadre, Mitra is a post-graduate in physics and economics.

He will have a two-year tenure.

Mitra was earlier Secretary of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Chief Secretary of West Bengal.