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List of National Security Advisor in India

  List of National Security Advisor in India

The post of National Security Advisor (NSA) of the India is among the most powerful bureaucrats in the Government of the India. The post of NSA was first made in November 1998. The person appointed as the NSA mostly belongs to the Indian Foreign Service or to the Indian Police Service; depends on the discretion of the Prime Minister of the India.

Vikram Misri, former China envoy chosen as Deputy National Advisor (Dy NSA) in the National Security Council Secretariat. He will report to the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

The National Security Advisor (NSA) is the senior official on the National Security Council (NSC) of the India. NSA is the Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of the India on national and international security policy. Presently , Ajit Doval is the present NSA; he is pursuing his 2nd term and obtains the rank of Cabinet Minister in the current NDA government.

Before Ajit Doval; there were four persons have been appointed to the post of National Security Advisor. Mr. Brajesh Mishra; an Indian Foreign Service officer was the first national security officer in India chosen  by the former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in November 1998 who remained in office till 22 May 2004.

List of National Security Advisor 



Prime Minister

1. Brajesh Mishra (IFS)

November 1998 to 22 May 2004

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

2. J. N. Dixit (IFS)

23 May 2004 to 3 January 2005

Manmohan Singh

3. M. K. Narayanan (IPS)

3 January 2005 to 23 January 2010

Manmohan Singh

4. Shivshankar Menon (IFS)

24 January 2010 to 28 May 2014

Manmohan Singh

5. Ajit Doval  (IPS)

30 May 2014,  Incumbent

Narendra Modi

The appointment of the NSA is approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). This committee is headed by the Prime Minister of the India.

Functions of National Security Advisor

The National Security Advisor (NSA) advises the Prime Minister of India on all matters relevant to external & internal security threats to India.

The National Security Advisor (NSA) gets all intelligence reports and presents them before the Prime Minister. The NSA takes part in directing strategic and sensitive matters  on behalf of the Prime Minister of India.

The NSA of India even serves as the Prime Minister's Special envoy with China also  Pakistan and Israel on security affairs. You must have seen NSA companion  the Prime Minister on official foreign and State visits.

The current NSA of India; Ajit Doval is provided the rank of Cabinet Minister.

So, this was the full list of National Security Advisors of India. We hope that list of NSA is very pivotal for many competitive exams; hence students require to remember it thoroughly.

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