India's first NSA Brajesh Mishra passes away - NewsX
India's first National Security Advisor Brajesh Mishra, who died last night, was a pivotal figure in shaping foreign policy during NDA government and a troubleshooter of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. A career diplomat, he had served as India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations and as Ambassador to Indonesia. He retired as Secretary in the External Affairs Ministry. He had played a key role in India's diplomatic efforts to contain the adverse reaction from developed countries to India's testing of a nuclear device in May, 1998. Born on September 29, 1928, Mishra's father Dwarka Prasad Mishra, former Congress Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and considered close to Indira Gandhi. Mishra joined BJP in 1991 only to quit it seven years later to become Vajpayee's powerful Principal Secretary. For more log on to www.newsx.com
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