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Brajesh Mishra

Brajesh Mishra (1928 - 2012)

Sep 29, 2012 B. Raman

Brajesh Mishra, National Security Adviser to Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee between November 1998 and May 2004, belonged to the 1951 batch of the Indian Foreign Service

The Balancing Act

May 28, 2010 B. Raman

The NSA will not be as powerful as before -- s/he will still be responsible for co-ordination on all matters concerning security and intelligence but with powers shared with the Home and the Cabinet Secretary

A New National Security Adviser?

Doesn't external and internal policy making in national security matters require two different kinds of professional background, expertise and professional networking at the central and state levels?

'Historic Day'... 'Black Day'... 'Can't Test'... 'No Change'

Sep 06, 2008

Predictably, the BJP and the Left cry about a sell-out while the country's top scientists and even the BJP's NSA is clear that the waiver is historic...

Left, Right & Centre

There is a lack of confidence in the country that it would not be able to retain its independence, were the nuke deal to go through, which is so clearly misplaced that not even the Chinese share it! As for getting closer to the US, surely that is for

27 October, 2007

Would BJP Bail Out The Congress?

Rajinder Puri

If Brajesh Mishra's recent statements reflect the attitude of the BJP there can be major re-alignment of political forces over the nuclear deal. Contrary to media reports, AB Vajpayee is mentally as alert as ever.

08 November, 2006

The Knives Are Out?

Rajinder Puri

Has the Volcker probe succeeded in insulating Mrs Gandhi and nailing Mr Natwar Singh? Regardless, the Natwar-Sonia public spat isn't an exchange between Chhota Rajan and Chhota Shakeel but between top national leaders...

24 January, 2005

The National Security Mechanism

B. Raman

Do we have the national security mechanism we need? What are the inherent strengths and weaknesses of the existing mechanism? What can we learn from the mechanisms of other countries?

20 May, 2004

National Security Management

B. Raman

The importance of a national security apparatus that will work within the framework of a parliamentary democratic system gets brought up every now and then, but nothing seems to get done about it. Conclusing part V of the series "New Indian governmen

09 February, 2004

Winds Of Change

Brajesh Mishra

Extracts from the speech by the National Security Advisor - "Peace, Stability and Security in Asia: India's perspectives" - at the 40th Munich Conference on Security, February 7, 2004

26 May, 2003

'We Are Too Large To Be Destroyed'

Shekhar Gupta

On Mutually Assued Destruction, the NSA says that 'the destruction could be much more on one side than on the other' and answers a host of questions regarding Pakistan, China and more.

14 May, 2003

'Fundamental Similarities'

Brajesh Mishra

Full text of the address by the National Security Advisor of India at the American Jewish Committee Annual Dinner, Washington, DC on May 08, 2003 that provoked a controversy recently

09 May, 2003

'The Firm Broom Of Cold Logic ...'

Brajesh Mishra

... is required, says the National Security Adviser of India, to 'decisively sweep out the cobwebs of Cold War, misconceptions and blinkered mindsets.

29 November, 2002

'International Mediation Does Not Work'

Tim Sebastian

Excerpts of Tim Sebastian's BBC HARDtalk interview with the National Security Advisor who said India came pretty close to war with Pakistan in early January and then again in May.

06 February, 2002

Terrorism And Democratic Societies

Brajesh Mishra

The principal Secretary to the Prime Minister and National Security Advisor, Government of India at the "38th Munich Conference on Security Policy" on February 02, 2002 - Munich

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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