NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR

  • PMO sources: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is the new Chief Negotiator on China November 24, 2014

    PMO sources tell CNN-IBN that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is the new Chief Negotiator on China. This comes just days after Prime Minister Modi met Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Myanmar. ...
  • National Security Advisor to visit Burdwan blast site today, meet Mamata October 27, 2014

    Kolkata: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit Kolkata on Monday to oversee the investigation into Burdwan blast. He will also meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and is likely to ask for the state government's full support in the probe being conducted by the National Investigation Agency. Doval's visit...
  • India wants to resolve all issues with Pakistan through talks: NSA October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Asserting that there are no problems which cannot be resolved, India on Tuesday said it would like to address all its issues with Pakistan through talks while having an "effective deterrence" to deal with terrorism emanating from there. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval also emphasised that India wants to...
  • Ajit Doval appointed new National Security Advisor May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has appointed Ajit Kumar Doval as the new National Security Advisor. Doval, who has had a positive track record, was formerly the director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB). Doval was also the first police officer to be awarded the Kirti Chakra, the highest peace time award. ...
  • India addressing concerns of US nuclear suppliers: Shivshankar Menon September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: India is "close to" clinching the commercial aspect of its civil nuclear deal with the US and is addressing the concerns of US suppliers over its nuclear liability law, National Security Adviser (NSA) Shivshankar Menon said here on Friday. Menon, asked if India was close to clinching the commercial...
  • Hamid Karzai to visit Pakistan today, release of Taliban leader on agenda August 26, 2013

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai will arrive in Islamabad on Monday on a one-day trip to discuss the frayed ties with Pakistan and seek release of Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Barader as a confidence building measure. Ties between the two countries nosedived after Pakistan and the US supported a Taliban office...
  • LoC killings: PMO says statement not changed at its behest August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Wednesday rubbished as "mischievous" the reports that a statement on the killing of five Indian soldiers on the LoC was changed at its behest. "Such allegations being made are mischievous and have no basis," a PMO spokesman said. He was reacting to reports...
  • Defence Minister AK Antony reviews security situation August 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Defence Minister A K Antony reviewed the security situation in and around the country with the National Security Advisor and the three Services chiefs. During the meeting, the three services chief briefed the Defence Minister about the prevailing security situation in the region and the measures taken by the...
  • Susan Rice joins White House as National Security Advisor July 2, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's confidant Susan Rice, the former US Ambassador to the United Nations, has joined the White House as the National Security Advisor. Rice (48), who replaces Tom Donilon, would be the top advisor to President Obama on all national security and foreign policies. "Truly honoured to...
  • India setting up cyber security architecture: NSA January 22, 2013

    Bangalore: India is setting up a national cyber security architecture to protect critical information infrastructure and other networks, National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon said on Monday. "The National Security Council has approved the architecture in principle and we are working out the implementation details with the ministries and agencies concerned,...
  • India's first NSA Brajesh Mishra passes away September 29, 2012

    New Delhi: India's first National Security Advisor Brajesh Mishra, who died in New Delhi on Friday night, was a pivotal figure in shaping foreign policy during NDA government and a troubleshooter of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. A career diplomat, he had served as India's Permanent Representative to the United...
  • IndiaChina talks next week January 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The fresh round of IndiaChina Special Representative talks, which were postponed in November after the Chinese protested the Dalai Lama's scheduled participation in a programme in New Delhi, will now be held on January 1617 in the capital. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Ministry of External Affairs...
  • Osama had support system in Pakistan: US July 4, 2011

    Washington: Osama bin Laden "had some sort of support mechanism" while operating out of Pakistan for six years, a top White House official has said, even as he reiterated that there is no evidence so far which indicates that the top leadership in the country knew about it. "The fact is...
  • Jaya asks NSA to take up Tamils issue with Lanka June 9, 2011

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday urged National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon to take up with Sri Lanka the issue of rehabilitation of displaced Tamils in the island nation and ensure they were allowed to live with dignity and equal rights on par with the Sinhalese. Jayalalithaa also conveyed...
  • US NSA says will help India, Pak solve Kashmir issue June 26, 2009

    New Delhi: US National Security Advisor James Jones met with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday. Jones caused a flutter in New Delhi when he was quoted by the Pakistan government on Thursday as saying the "US would help India and Pakistan resolve the Kashmir issue", seemingly contradicting his boss...
  • NSA puts foot in mouth, Govt redfaced February 4, 2009

    New Delhi: National Security Advisor (NSA) MK Naraynan's candid statements on key issues like Kashmir, US President Barack Obama and former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf have caused considerable embarrassment in the Prime Ministers office. While speaking to CNNIBN on Devils Advocate Narayanan had said, I do think that we...
  • After Durrani exit, Pak may abolish NSA's post January 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Former national security adviser MajorGeneral Mahmud Ali Durrani may have been Pakistan's last NSA. Reports coming in from Pakistan say the government is not planning to appoint a new National Security Advisor in the near future. Top officials are debating whether to abolish the office of NSA altogether....
  • US says Pak poses a threat to India, world January 7, 2009

    Washington: Pakistan's increasingly turbulent border region poses threats not just to the US mission in Afghanistan, but also to neighbouring India and the world beyond, according to President George W Bush's National Security Adviser. Thus the biggest foreignpolicy challenge awaiting Presidentelect Barack Obama isn't Iraq or Afghanistan but Pakistan, National Security...
  • PM sets deadline for Home Minister to curb terror November 24, 2008

    New Delhi: With barely a few months to go for the Lok Sabha elections, the UPA Government has begun putting together a new plan to fight terror by setting up of a task force under the National Security Advisor. As the country continues to be the victim of bomb blasts, BJP...
  • Patil condemns blasts | BJP slams Govt | How many more? October 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Thursday condemned the serial blasts in Assam that have killed at least 32 people and injured over 100. Patil went into an urgent meeting with National Security Advisor M K Narayanan to discuss measures to control the situation. Separately, Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta spoke to...
  • Police didn't kill Hurriyat leader: M K Narayanan August 31, 2008

    Hello and welcome to Devils Advocate. In a special twopart interview with the National Security Advisor M K Narayanan, I shall today discuss the the crisis in the Kashmir Valley and the IndoUS nuclear deal. Karan Thapar: We have seen lakh of people coming out, demanding azadi, carrying slogans, shouting jeve...
  • BJP on defensive after Brajesh hails Ndeal July 13, 2008

    New Delhi: An embarrassed Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) seems to be on the defensive after former national security advisor Brajesh Mishra on Friday said draft IAEA safeguards agreement is "very satisfactory" and the IndoUS nuclear deal beneficial for India. Mishra, who was the principal secretary to former prime minister Atal Bihari...
  • Devil's Advocate: ExNSA says Ndeal is a must for India April 27, 2008

    What does Brajesh Mishra, former national security advisor, think of the IndoUS nuclear deal and developments in Pakistan? Karan Thapar asked him on Devils Advocate. Karan Thapar: As a former national security advisor are you satisfied that if India goes ahead with the deal it wont in any way...
  • India prefers Nepali Congress over Maoists March 27, 2008

    New Delhi: India is backing the Nepali Congress over Maoists to take over power in the Himalayan nation. Ahead of the Constituent Assembly elections in Nepal, India has for the first time openly declared its preference for the Nepali Congress. National Security Advisor MK Narayanan said India's confidence in the Maoists is...
  • FM admits to terror trail in the stock market December 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Terror targetted at India could be funded by playing the stock markets, is something that has been suspected for some time now, what with National Security Advisor, M K Narayanan raising the concern at the 43rd Conference on Security Policy in Munich in February this year. This time,...
  • Haneef's incident is an isolated one: M K Narayanan July 30, 2007

    New Delhi: Indian doctor Mohammad Haneef's release has come as a shot in the arm for the Indian Government. Haneef was accused of links with the suspects in the failed terror attempt in UK. National Security Advisor M K Narayanan has said it would be unfair to draw general conclusions in...
  • India well'stocked' for terror: PM February 15, 2007

    New Delhi: A day after National Security Advisor M K narayanan indicate that terrorists were manipulating the stock markets for furthering the terror agenda in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday assured that the Government was on guard. "I do not want to add to the turbulence by saying...
  • BJP takes stock of terror in markets February 15, 2007

    New Delhi: National Security Advisor, M K Narayanan is a worried man. The reason suspected manipulation of Indian stock exchanges by terrorists and terror outfits. "Isolated instances of terrorist outfits manipulating the stock markets to raise funds for their operations have been reported. Stock Exchanges in Mumbai and Chennai have,...
  • NSA tracks terror trail to bourses February 14, 2007

    New Delhi: First it was the Naxals who were believed to be investing in the markets, and now its the suspected manipulation of the stock exchanges by terrorists that has National Security Advisor worried. NSA M K Narayanan says manipulation of markets is the new modus operandi used by terrorist...
  • 'July 11 terrorists escaped to Pak' November 29, 2006

    New Delhi: Nine Pakistanbased jehadi terrorists were involved in the July 11 bomb attacks on Mumbai's local trains, National Security Advisor M K Narayanan said on Wednesday. "The investigation into this incident is complete, and the involvement of nine Pakistanbased jehadi terrorists, of whom one died, has been confirmed," he told...