Government appoints former RAW chief Rajinder Khanna as Deputy National Security Advisor

He is considered as the founder and driving force of the counter-terrorism unit in RAW. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 02, 2018, 04.33 PM (IST)

The government today appointed two former RAW officials for important portfolios.  

Former RAW Chief Rajinder Khanna is appointed as the Deputy National Security Advisor. 

Rajinder Khanna who joined RAW in 1978, is said to be an expert on terrorism. 

He is considered as the founder and driving force of the counter-terrorism unit in RAW. 

He is the first chief of RAW to be directly recruited into the Research and Analysis Service cadre. 

 

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Currently, Khanna is serving as an Officer on Special Duty (Neighbourhood Studies) in the National Security Council Secretariat.

Also, Former Special Secretary (RAW) A.B Mathur is appointed as government interlocutor for talks with ULFA, Assam. 

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