The government has set up a panel, headed by NSA Ajit Doval, to assist the National Security Council, which advises the prime minister on matters of national security and strategic interests, officials said Monday.
The SPG will be chaired by National Security Advisor (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 finance secretary and the defence secretary.
The other members are secretary, Department of Revenue; secretary, Department of Atomic Energy; secretary, Department of Space; director, Intelligence Bureau and secretary, National Security Council Secretariat.
Representatives of other ministries and departments will be invited to the meetings of the group as and when necessary, another official said.
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