Pankaj Kumar Singh, the previous director common of the Border Safety Power (BSF), was on Tuesday appointed because the deputy nationwide safety advisor (Dy NSA) of India, in line with an order issued by the Centre.
The 1988-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Rajasthan cadre, who headed the BSF until December 31 final yr earlier than he retired, has been appointed as Dy NSA on a re-employment contract of two years, the order mentioned.
Because the BSF chief, Singh oversaw the pressure arising with low-cost anti-drone expertise to sort out intruding drones on the Indo-Pakistan border.
Within the new function as Dy NSA, he’ll help NSA Ajit Doval in creating and implementing the nation’s nationwide safety methods, together with assessing threats posed by terrorism, knowledge safety, cyber threats, readiness of involved businesses and cooperation between totally different organisations coping with safety points.
When Singh took cost of the BSF on August 31, 2021, he had created historical past by being the one son-father because of have held the highest publish of a paramilitary pressure throughout their providers.
His father, retired IPS officer of 1959-batch Prakash Singh, had additionally headed the BSF from June 1993 to January 1994.
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