Doval replaces cab secy as SPG chief

NEW DELHI, OCT 9 (IANS) | Publish Date: 10/9/2018 12:13:12 PM IST

Strategic Policy Group (SPG), formed to assist National Security Council (NSC), has been reconstituted with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval as its chief to strategize on matters dealing with internal and economic security.

A notification to this effect was issued by the NSC Secretariat last month. Doval will now replace the Cabinet Secretary, who was earlier chairperson of SPG. SPG will assist NSC and undertake among other tasks a long term strategic Defence review. “The SPG shall be the principal mechanism for inter-ministerial coordination and integration of relevant inputs in the formulation of national security policies,” the notification said.

The other members are NITI Ayog vice chairman, cabinet secretary, three services chiefs, RBI governor, secretaries of MEA, Home, Defence, Finance, Defence Production, Revenue, Atomic Energy, Space and National Security Council Secretariat besides Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister, Secretary (R) in Cabinet Secretariat and Intelligence Bureau chief.


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