The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by PM Narendra Modi, has approved the appointment of Rajinder Khanna as the deputy NSA on re-employment and on contractual basis. Rajinder Khanna, a former chief of the country’s external intelligence agency RAW, was appointed the deputy National Security Adviser (NSA), according to an official order.Khanna is at present officer on special duty (Neighbourhood Studies) in the National Security Council Secretariat. Neighbourhood Studies prepares policy papers of neighbouring countries including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

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