About the NSC of India: 

  • The NSC of India is a three-tiered body that monitors strategic political, economic, energy, and security problems.
  • The National Security Counsel (NSA) oversees the NSC and serves as the prime minister’s top advisor. 
  • Ajit Doval is the current National Security Advisor.
  • It was established in 1998 and is responsible for all aspects of national security.
  • The Strategic Policy Group (SPG), the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB), and the National Security Council Secretariat make up the three-tier organization of the National Security Council.
  • The Cabinet Secretary chairs the SPG, which is the primary platform for inter-ministerial coordination and integration of pertinent information.
  • The NSAB conducts long-term analysis and offers viewpoints on national security matters.


  • It is part of the Prime Minister of India’s executive office, mediating between the executive branch of the government and the intelligence agencies and advising leadership on intelligence and security problems.


  • It is made up of the Ministers of Home Affairs, Defence, External Affairs, and Finance.
  • Source  The Hindu