STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

Economic Security: The Missing Link in India’s National Security Architecture

Zubin Dash is an Advocate and is presently a Lok Sabha Research Fellow at the Parliament of India. Views expressed are personal.
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  • November 2018
    Volume: 
    42
    Issue: 
    6
    Commentaries

    A flurry of changes in India’s national security apparatus in the recent past have been the subject of public discussion. These include the constitution of a Defence Procurement Committee under the chairmanship of the National Security Advisor (NSA), the replacement of the Cabinet Secretary with the NSA as the head of India’s Strategic Policy Group (SPG), and the appointment of three new Deputy National Security Advisors (Dy. NSAs), and a Military Advisor (only the second such appointment in a period of four years). Further, the mandate of the Dy. NSAs has now been further defined, with each of them being assigned with the charge of technological and scientific affairs, strategic affairs, and internal security respectively. While these changes are welcome, they must be seen within the larger context of India’s national security scenario.

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