Rajinder Khanna was appointed the deputy National Security Adviser (NSA). He was the former chief of the country’s external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
He headed the RAW for a fixed two-year period. Mr Khanna is at present officer on special duty (Neighbourhood Studies) in the National Security Council Secretariat.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
- The National Security Council is headed by the prime minister.
- It is the apex body on all internal and external security-related matters.
- National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is its secretary.