New Delhi – N.N.Vohra, J&K, Governor, expressed grief over the sad passing away of Brijesh Misra, former Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpai and the countrys first National Security Advisor. He has conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
Vohra recalled his long association with Misra, ever since he handed over charge to him when the NDA Government took over in March 1998 and, later, his regular meetings with Misra on important national security issues, after Vohras induction as a member of the First National Security Board. After India tested its nuclear capability Vohra recalled the intensive discussions in the Prime Ministers Office, led by Misra, to counter the criticism voiced by all the major world powers. To explain Indias position to important countries Misra secured Prime Ministers decision for a two men team, comprising Vohra and the late J.N.Dixit, to undertake a lecture tour to UK and USA.
Vohra also recalled the important role played by Misra during the Kargil War when he would have early morning briefing sessions with K. Subramaniam, Satish Chandra, J.N.Dixit and himself, all members of the National Security Board, before he briefed the Prime Minister and the Cabinet Committee on Security.
Vohra observed that Misra would be long remembered for the clarity and the decisiveness with which he dealt with National Security issues.
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