National Security Council - NSC

The National Security Advisor (NSA) presides over the NSC and serves as the prime minister's primary advisor.

Updated: Jul 27, 2021 11:43:16 am

27 July 2021 Current Affairs:In the midst of the Pegasus Controversy, it was revealed that the Union Government's expenditure on the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) increased tenfold in 2017-18 to Rs 333 crores from Rs 33 crores in 2016-17

♦ The NSC is a three-level organization responsible for overseeing strategic political, economic, energy and security issues.
♦ It was established in 1999 to discuss all aspects of national security.
♦ The National Security Advisor (NSA) presides over the NSC and serves as the prime minister's primary advisor.
♦ The NSC consists of three tier structure- 
♦ Strategic Policy Group (SPG)
♦ National Security Advisory Board (NSAB)
♦ National Security Council Secretariat
♦ The NSAB conducts long-term analysis and gives perspectives on national security issues.
Functions: It works within India's prime minister's executive office, liaising between the government's executive branch and the intelligence services, and advising leadership on intelligence and security issues.
♦ Members include the Ministers of Home Affairs, Defence, External Affairs, and Finance.
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