Three-tier internal security structure – UPSC GS3

Three-tier internal security structure
  • At present, India has three-tier internal security structure which includes
    • National Security Council (NSC), headed by Prime Minister,
    • Strategic Policy Group (SPG) and
    • National Security Advisory Board (NSAB).
  • PM-headed NSC is apex body and National Security Advisor (NSA) works as its secretary.
  • The SPG is headed by cabinet secretary and it has chiefs of armed forces, Intelligence Bureau (IB) and RAW as its members.
  • It is responsible for policy-making and for follow up action in matters of national security.
  • The NSAB does long term analysis and provides perspectives on issues of national security.

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