Task force set up to review national security
New Delhi: Amid persisting threats to the
country`s security, the government has set up a task force
which will review the existing practices in the national
security system and suggest measures to strengthen it.
"To review the existing national security system, the
government has set up a task force to review the existing
processes, procedures and practices in the national security
system and suggest measures where necessary for strengthening
of the national security apparatus," an official statement
said on Monday.
The 14-member task force, headed by former Cabinet
Secretary Naresh Chandra, will also suggest measures to
strengthen the security apparatus in non-conventional areas
which have a bearing on the overall security situation.
Members of the task force include Admiral (retd) Arun
Prakash, Air Chief Marshal (retd) S Krishnaswamy, Lt Gen
(retd) VR Raghavan, former RAW chief KC Verma, former
Intelligence Bureau chief PC Haldar, former Union Home
Secretary VK Duggal and former diplomat G Parthasarathy.
Former Atomic Energy Commission chief Anil Kakodkar,
former National Investigation Agency head R V Raju, former
Mumbai Police chief D Sivanandan and economist Suman K Bery
are also part of the task force.
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