News: National Security Day is celebrated every year on 4th March
- It marks the day when the National Security Council was established in 1998.
National Security Council (NSC):
- It is a three-tiered organization that oversees political, economic, energy and security issues of strategic concern. It comprises the Strategic Policy Group, the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) and a secretariat from the Joint Intelligence Committee. Members of NSAB are usually senior retired officials, civilian as well as military, academics and distinguished members of civil society drawn from and having expertise in Internal and External Security, Foreign Affairs, Defence, Science & Technology and Economic Affairs.
- NSC operates within the executive office of the Prime Minister of India.
- The National Security Advisor presides over the NSC