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Govt sets up key panel under NSA to assist National Security Council

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has set up a panel, headed by NSA Ajit Doval, to assist the Council, which advises the on matters of and strategic interests, officials said Monday.

The (SPG) will assist the Council and undertake among other tasks, a long-term strategic review of country's security affairs.

It will be the principal mechanism for inter-ministerial coordination and integration of relevant inputs in the formulation of national security policies, a top said.

The SPG will be chaired by (NSA) Doval and its members include the NITI Aayog vice chairman, the cabinet secretary, the chiefs of the three defence services, the RBI governor, the foreign secretary, the home secretary, the and the defence

The of the Department of Defence Production and Supplies, the to the (R), will also be members of the panel.

The other members are secretary, Department of Revenue; secretary, Department of Atomic Energy; secretary, Department of Space; director, and secretary, Secretariat.

Representatives of other ministries and departments will be invited to the meetings of the group as and when necessary, another said.

The NSA will convene the meetings of the SPG and will coordinate implementation of the group's decisions by union ministries and departments, and state governments.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 19:00 IST