National security task force submits report to PMMay 23rd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A task force on national security headed by former cabinet secretary Naresh Chandra Wednesday submitted its final report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, reportedly suggesting a major revamp of the structures and operating procedures of agencies.
The task force, with 13 others from the fields of defence, policing, diplomacy and strategic affairs, was set up in July last year.
It was meant to review the existing processes, procedures and practices in the national security system and suggest measures for strengthening the national security apparatus.
The report is a result of 10 months of work the task force did in studying the existing security structures and the functioning of the many security agencies.
The task force was a follow-up action of the government to a similar first-ever focused exercise carried out under strategic affairs expert, the late K. Subramanyam.
The task force under Naresh Chandra had former Intelligence Bureau chief P.C. Haldar, former Research and Analysis Wing chief K.C. Verma, former National Investigation Agency chief Radha Vinod Raju, former Indian Navy chief Admiral Arun Prakash, former Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal S. Krishnaswamy, and former Director General of Military Operations Lt. Gen. V.R. Raghavan, apart from bureaucrats Brajeshwar Singh and Vinod K, Duggal as members.
Other members were National Council of Applied Economic Research director Suman K. Berry, former diplomat and high commissioner to Pakistan G. Parthasarathy, former Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil Kakodkar, former Mumbai Police chief D. Sivanandan and journalist Manoj Joshi.
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