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India's first National Security Advisor Brajesh Mishra died

India Current Affairs September 2012. The first National Security Advisor of India, Brajesh Mishra died on 28 September 2012 at New Delhi after suffering from a heart ailment

Sep 29, 2012 12:39 IST

The first National Security Advisor of India, Brajesh Mishra died on 28 September 2012 at New Delhi after suffering from a heart ailment. Mishra (84) played a pivotal role in making of the foreign policies during the NDA regime of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and was a trouble shooter to him.

Brajesh Mishra

Son of the former congress Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, late Dwarka Prasad Mishra and one of the titans among the Indian diplomats, had several credentials in his account like:

1. He was Indian permanent representative to Geneva
2. Had been Indian ambassador to Indonesia
3. From June 1979 to April 1981, he was Indian permanent representative to United Nations, where he continued till June 1987 on deputation
4. He was a member of Bhartiya Janata Party from April 1991 to March 1998
5. Was the principal secretary to former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee from November 1998 to 23 May 2004
 
It was under his series of guidance related to foreign policies and the security exercises that motivated the NDA government to practice Pokharan-2. His strategic planning to involve US on the strategic dialogue involved Vajpayee’s bus journey to Pakistan.