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Ashish Gupta is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1989 batch, allotted to his home state of Uttar Pradesh. He holds the post rank of Director General of Police and is posted in Lucknow. Prior to this assignment, he worked as Additional DG, Border Security Force overseeing anti-Naxal operations (related to counter-insurgency). He was CEO NATGRID, an IT framework for counter-terror. Earlier, he was Director in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) for five years where his work related to advising the Prime Minister on policy matters of energy and internal security. He also served as a senior faculty member in the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy. He was the Indian Contingent Commander to the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo in 2000-2002. He headed the anti-terrorist operations in the Terai region of Uttar Pradesh. Ashish has authored monographs on police operations and edited the Police Journal for three years. He is the recipient of President's Police Medal for Distinguished Services, Special Police Medal for Difficult Areas and the UN Peacekeeping Medal. Ashish currently resides in Lucknow with his wife and two children. Ashish received his Bachelor's degree in computer science from IIT Kanpur in 1987 and MBA from IIM Calcutta in 1989. He is a Fellow of the third class of the Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.