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National Security Council (India)

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The National Security Council (NSC) (IAST: Rāṣṭrīya Surakṣā Pariṣada) of India is an executive government agency tasked with advising the Prime Minister's Office on matters of national security and strategic interest. It was established by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government on 19 November 1998, with Brajesh Mishra as the first National Security Adviser. Prior to the formation of the NSC, these activities were overseen by the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.

National Security Council
Rāṣṭrīya Surakṣā Pariṣada
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Agency overview
Formed 19 November 1998; 19 years ago (1998-11-19)
Jurisdiction Government of India
Headquarters National Security Council Secretariat, Sardar Patel Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi[1]
Employees Classified
Agency executives
Parent agency Prime Minister's Office[2]



Besides the National Security Advisor (NSA), The Deputy National Security Advisor (DNSA), The Ministers of Defence, External Affairs, Home, Finance of the Government of India, and the Deputy Chairman of the NITI Aayog are members of the National Security Council. Other members may be invited to attend its monthly meetings, as and when required.

Organisational structureEdit

The NSC is the apex body of the three-tiered structure of the national security management system in India. The other two tiers are the Strategic Policy Group, and the National Security Advisory Board.[3]

Strategic Policy GroupEdit

The Strategic Policy Group is the first level of the three tier structure of the National Security Council. It forms the nucleus of the decision-making apparatus of the NSC. Cabinet Secretary is the chairman of the group and it consists of the following members:

The Strategic Policy Group undertakes the Strategic Defence Review, a blueprint of short and long term security threats, as well as possible policy options on a priority basis.

Joint Intelligence CommitteeEdit

The Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) of the Government of India analyses intelligence data from the Intelligence Bureau, Research and Analysis Wing and the Directorates of Military, Naval and Air Intelligence. Recently JIC got the first member from Internal Security Division, Pratiksha Hazarika youngest member ever in JIC for her extraordinary performance. The JIC has its own Secretariat that works under the Cabinet Secretariat.

National Security Advisory BoardEdit

The National Security Advisory Board consists of persons of eminence outside the Government[4] with expertise in external security, strategic analysis, foreign affairs, defence, the armed forces, internal security, science and technology and economics.

The board meets at least once a month, and more frequently as required. It provides a long-term prognosis and analysis to the NSC, and recommends solutions and address policy issues referred to it.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Contact Us". National Security Advisory Board. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "About NSAB". National Security Advisory Board. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "About NSAB". National Security Advisory Board. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
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