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NSAB to meet regularly

By Our Diplomatic Correspondent

NEW DELHI, JULY 2. The reconstituted National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) will meet more often to provide regular inputs to the National Security Council, official sources said today. The former High Commissioner to Pakistan and Ambassador to Moscow, S.K. Lambah, will be the convener of the 15-member body.

According to the sources, the Manmohan Singh Government has decided that the new members of the NSAB will have a two-year term, instead of the one-year tenure at present. A notification on the reconstituted Board is expected shortly.

Other members are: Vice-Admiral P.J. Jacob (retd), Air Marshal P.S. Brar (retd), Lt. Gen. S.S. Mehta (retd), E.N. Rammohan, former Director-General, Border Security Force; B.K.R. Rao, former Special Secretary, Research & Analysis Wing; Hamid Ansari, former Ambassador to the United Nations; N.C. Saxena, former Secretary, Planning Commission; D.C. Pathak, former Director, Intelligence Bureau; Ashok Khosla, president, Development Alternatives; Meenakshi Gopinath, honorary director, Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace; S.K. Sharma, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Punjab University; Amitav Malik, former DRDO scientist, C. Rajamohan, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Manoj Joshi, journalist.

In a policy document on security, defence and foreign policy, released before the recent elections, the Congress had said it would ensure necessary connectivity between the Government's intelligence agencies, the National Security Adviser, the Strategic Policy Group and the NSAB.

``There has been no systematic interaction between the Strategic Policy Group and the NSAB. Nor has there been any regular interaction between [the] National Security Advisor and the NSAB," the document stated.

The promise of regular consultations and meetings within and with the NSAB is an obvious effort to address the gaps perceived by the Congress party.

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