Shri Pranab Nanda joined IPS in 1988 and has served in a number of places including Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi while in the state cadre. He joined the intelligence Bureau, MHA in 2001 on deputation to the Central Government and remained posted till he joined back the cadre recently.
During his tenure in IB, he has handled VVIP Security in India and abroad, dealt with counter insurgency and militancy in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Mizoram. He has rich experience in counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence. He was posted to the Embassy of India, Kabul, Afghanistan where he handled the security of Indians and projects being implemented by the Govt. of India in Afghanistan.
He is recepient of Indian Police Medal of Meritorious Service, President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service, Special Duty Medal for hard area and 50th Anniversary of Independence Medal. Besides, has been awarded number of commendations in his career.
He graduated from Delhi University and holds a Masters Degree in Sociology. He has also undergone training with several Indian and foreign security agencies in USA and Europe.