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Arvind Gupta appointed deputy NSA

Posted on Aug 05 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Aug 4 : Former diplomat Arvind Gupta was Monday appointed deputy national security adviser in place of former police officer Nehchal Sandhu, who had resigned.

Gupta, a 1979 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, will also be secretary, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS).

An official communication issued by the department of personnel and training said that Gupta, who is at present director general of Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), has been appointed for a period of three years with immediate effect on "re-employment on contract basis".

Sandhu, a former Intelligence Bureau director, had resigned last week due to "personal reasons".

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