Dinkar Gupta is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1987 batch of the Punjab cadre. He was appointed as the Director-General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the primary counter-terrorist task force of India, on 23 June 2022. Formerly, he was serving as the Director-General of Police (DGP) of the Government of Punjab.Dinkars wife, Vini Mahajan, is a 1987-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Punjab cadre. Vini is the first women chief secretary of Punjab. As of 2022, Vini is appointed as the Secretary of the Ministry of Jal Shakti.Dinkars father-in-law, BB Mahajan, was also a civil servant. He was an IAS officer of the Punjab cadre.Dinkar began his career as an IPS officer in 1987. From January 1992 to January 1999, he served as the Chief of Police (SSP) of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, and Hoshiarpur districts. He served as the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of Jalandhar and Ludhiana range till 2004.Later, he also served as the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of Counter-Intelligence and DIG of Intelligence, Punjab, which involved his direct supervision of the Punjab State Intelligence Wing, State Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS), and Organized Crime Control Unit (OCCU).An experienced and distinguished officer, Dinkar was subsequently deputed with the central government for eight years, i.e., from June 2004 to July 2012. While working for the central government, he held several crucial assignments. During that span, he was also appointed as the head of the Intelligence Bureau unit which looked after the security of VVIPs.Thereafter, he served as the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) of Law and Order (2012-2015) and ADGP Security (2012-2015).Meanwhile, Dinkar also served as the ADGP Traffic (2013-14) and ADGP Provisioning and Modernization (2014-15).From 2015 to 2017, he was appointed as the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) of Administration and Community Policing. Dinkar Gupta awarding a police official.Dinkar took over as the Punjab Police Chief (Director General of Punjab Police) in February 2019, superseding five other officers; two of the officers even fought a long battle against him, however, they could not succeed. While serving as the Director-General of Punjab Police, Gupta refurbished the training module in order to make the Punjab Police a tech-savvy force. He served the post for around two years and seven months. Dinkar Gupta being appointed as the DGP of Punjab.