|Preceded by Nehchal Sandhu|
Name Arvind Gupta
|Born 10 July 1953 (age 62)
Nurpur, Himachal Pradesh, India (1953-07-10) |
Occupation Civil Servant (Indian Foreign Service)
Books Dictionary of New Scientific and Technical Terms
Dr. Arvind Gupta is a career diplomat and the current Indian Deputy National Security Advisor. He is also the ex officio Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat. He served as the Director General of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses from January 2012 till his appointment to the current post.
Dr. Gupta belongs to the 1979 batch of the Indian Foreign Service. Over the course of his career, he has served in various capacities at Indian diplomatic missions in Moscow, London and Ankara. He joined the National Security Council Secretariat shortly after it was set up in 1998 and served there till 2007. Prior to taking charge as Director General, he held the Lal Bahadur Shastri Chair on National Security in the IDSA from 2008 to 2012.
He was a member of the informal group constituted by the Prime Minister of India to revive the action plan on nuclear disarmament presented by Rajiv Gandhi at the Third Special Session on Disarmament of the UN General Assembly in June 1998. He has also worked in the Ministry of External Affairs on different assignments.