Scrap NSA post or make it accountable: Former NSA

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Scrap NSA post or make it accountable: Former NSA
New Delhi, Jan 21: Citing non-accountability of NSA to the parliament, India's first National Security Adviser Brajesh Mishra advised the removal of  National Security Adviser's post, on Wednesday, Jan 20.

"In a Parliamentary democracy, a powerful person like the National Security Adviser (NSA) has no accountability to Parliament," said Mishra.

Mishra, who had served as the NSA between 1998 and 2004 under prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, added that he was in favor of bringing the NSA and the National Security Council system under a separate National Security Ministry,which was unanswerable to the Parliament.

"The appointment of NSA was a political decision. It was in the BJP manifesto and was implemented when the NDA came to power," the former NSA said.

Mishra said that in order to ensure that prime minister's supremacy in matters related to nuclear programme he worked under the under the Principal Secretary during his tenure.

He served as the National Security Adviser for six years.

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