National Security Advisor (India)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
National Security Adviser of India
Rāṣ‍ṭrīya Surakṣā Salāhakāra
Emblem of India.svg
Emblem of India
Ajit Doval.png
Ajit Doval, IPS, KC
Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
Abbreviation NSA
Seat New Delhi, India
Appointer Prime Minister of India
Inaugural holder Brajesh Mishra, IFS
Formation 1998; 20 years ago (1998)
Deputy Deputy National Security Adviser (Rajinder Khanna, IPS)
Salary 90,000 (US$1,400) monthly

The National Security Adviser (NSA) (IAST: Rāṣ‍ṭrīya Surakṣā Salāhakāra) is the chief executive of the National Security Council (NSC), and the primary adviser to the Prime Minister of India on national and international security. Due to such vested powers, NSA is a prominent and powerful office in the bureaucracy. All the NSAs appointed since the inception of the post belong to the Indian Foreign Service except M K Narayanan and the incumbent, Ajit Doval, who belong to the Indian Police Service.

The National Security Adviser (NSA) is tasked with regularly advising the Prime Minister on all matters relating to internal and external threats to the country, and oversees strategic issues. The NSA of India also serves as the Prime Minister's Special Interlocutor on border issues with China, and frequently accompanies the Prime Minister on Foreign State visits.

The NSA receives all intelligence reports and co-ordinates them to present before the Prime Minister. NSA is assisted by a Deputy NSA. Retired Indian Police Service officer Rajinder Khanna currently serves as Deputy National Security Adviser,[1][2][3] succeeding Indian Foreign Service officer Dr. Arvind Gupta.

Brajesh Mishra was appointed the first National Security Adviser of India. The post was created on 19 November 1998 by the Government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

List of National Security Advisers

No Name Portrait Term of office Background Prime Minister
1 Brajesh Mishra Brajesh Mishra.jpg November 1998 May 2004 Indian Foreign Service officer Atal Bihari Vajpayee
2 J N Dixit Jnd2.JPG May 2004 January 2005 Indian Foreign Service officer Manmohan Singh
3 M. K. Narayanan Mayankote Kelath Narayanan - Kolkata 2013-01-07 2702 Cropped.JPG January 2005 January 2010 Indian Police Service officer
4 Shivshankar Menon[4] Msc2011 SZ 004 Menon (cropped).jpg January 2010 May 2014 Indian Foreign Service officer
5 Ajit Doval[5] Ajit Kumar Doval.jpg May 2014 Incumbent Indian Police Service officer Narendra Modi

See also


  1. ^ "Ex-RAW chief Rajinder Khanna appointed Deputy National Security Adviser". Deccan Chronicle. New Delhi. January 3, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Former RAW chief Rajinder Khanna appointed deputy NSA". Hindustan Times. New Delhi. January 2, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Former RAW Chief Rajinder Khanna Appointed Deputy National Security Adviser". NDTV. New Delhi. January 3, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Menon is next NSA". The Hindu. 21 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Doval named Modi's security advisor". Daily Mail. 27 May 2014. 
Retrieved from ""
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia :
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "National Security Advisor (India)"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA