Retired Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) Pankaj Kumar Singh (Retd IPS:1988:RJ) has been appointed as Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA) for a period of two years.
Pankaj Singh retired as chief of BSF on December 31, 2022. He created the history of the short on August 31, 2021, after taking the charge of BSF as his father Prakash Singh (Retd IPS:1959:UP) had also headed the BSF June 1993 to January 1994.
Prakash Singh is considered an architect of police reforms in the country. He had petitioned the Supreme Court in 1996 for carrying out reforms in the police establishment following which the government started giving a fixed tenure of two years at least to the chief of the Intelligence Bureau, the CBI, foreign secretary, the RAW chief, and the Union home secretary.