Arvind Gupta is new deputy NSA

Arvind Gupta is new deputy NSA

Former diplomat Arvind Gupta was Monday appointed deputy national security adviser in place of former police officer Nehchal Sandhu, who had resigned last week.

Gupta, a 1979 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, will also be secretary, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS).

An official communication issued by the department of personnel and training said that Gupta, who is at present director general of Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), has been appointed for a period of three years with immediate effect on “re-employment on contract basis”. 

Sandhu, a former Intelligence Bureau director, had resigned due to “personal reasons”. Gupta holds a Ph.D in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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