About the NSC of India:
- The NSC of India is a three-tiered body that monitors strategic political, economic, energy, and security problems.
- The National Security Counsel (NSA) oversees the NSC and serves as the prime minister’s top advisor.
- Ajit Doval is the current National Security Advisor.
- It was established in 1998 and is responsible for all aspects of national security.
- The Strategic Policy Group (SPG), the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB), and the National Security Council Secretariat make up the three-tier organization of the National Security Council.
- The Cabinet Secretary chairs the SPG, which is the primary platform for inter-ministerial coordination and integration of pertinent information.
- The NSAB conducts long-term analysis and offers viewpoints on national security matters.
- It is part of the Prime Minister of India’s executive office, mediating between the executive branch of the government and the intelligence agencies and advising leadership on intelligence and security problems.
- It is made up of the Ministers of Home Affairs, Defence, External Affairs, and Finance.