February 2011: Nat’l Security Associates Worldwide (NSAWW) is excited to announce the addition of M.K. Narayanan to its Board of Advisors.
Mr. Narayanan is a distinguished career intelligence officer and has been a prominent figure in India’s security establishment for much of the last three decades. He currently serves as the Governor of West Bengal, one of the states affected by Naxalite insurgency. He has previously served as Director of India’s Intelligence Bureau (IB) under four Prime Ministers, and also headed India’s Joint Intelligence Committee. After leaving the IB, Mr. Narayanan was called back from retirement and subsequently served for six years in the Prime Minister’s Office, first as Special Advisor for Internal Security and later as National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister. His responsibilities included internal and external security and intelligence, as well as overseeing nuclear, foreign affairs and defence issues. His professional reputation has spread far beyond the sub-continent and his experience, professionalism and insights are prized by Asian, European and American intelligence and security services alike. During fifty years of service in various capacities Mr. Narayanan has dealt with both internal and external insurgencies, ethnic, faith-based and ideology based terrorism, and aggravated militancies of various kinds.