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Ex-IFS officer Arvind Gupta appointed as Deputy NSA

Aug 5, 2014 18:57 IST

Arvind Gupta, former Indian Foreign Service officer, was appointed as Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA) on 4 August 2014.

The post of Deputy National Security Adviser fell vacant after the resignation of Nehchal Sandhu, former IPS officer of 1973 batch who was appointed as Deputy National Security Adviser during UPA rule.

Mr. Gupta will also be working as Secretary of National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), a body that performs advisory functions for Government of India suggesting political, economic and strategic safety concerns. He has been appointed for three years on reemployment and contract basis.

Mr. Gupta is presently working as Director-General of Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA).

About Arvind Gupta

Mr. Gupta is a 1979 batch IFS officer who retired in 2013. He took charge as Director General of IDSA in January 2012. Before Joining IDSA, he worked as Joint Secretary at NSCS from 1999 to 2007.

Mr. Gupta worked with Kargil Review Committee headed by K Subrahmanyam and advised on how to stop armed intrusions. While working in Union Ministry of External Affairs, he served diplomatic roles in Moscow, London and Ankara.

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