Former RAW chief Rajinder Khanna appointed as Deputy NSA

Mr. Rajinder Khanna, former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), has been appointed as the new Deputy National Security Adviser.
Mr. Khanna, who retired as head of RAW in December 2016, was serving as Officer on Special Duty (Neighbourhood Studies) in the National Security Council Secretariat. 
"The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Rajinder Khanna, former Secretary (R) and currently OSD (Neighbourhood Studies) (NSCS) as Deputy National Advisor, on remployment on contract basis, until further orders, as per usual terms and conditions as are admissible to Dy. NSA," a notification from the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
Mr. Khanna succeeds Mr. Arvind Gupta, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, whose tenure had ended in August this  year. Mr. Gupta is currently Director of the Vivekananda International Foundation, a prominent think tank in Delhi.
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