The Security Vertical functions as the Point of Contact in NITI Aayog for the Ministries of Defence, External Affairs and Home Affairs. It focuses on Defence Self-reliance in conjunction with the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). The vertical also coordinates with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for the Vibrant Villages Programme (VVP).

Core Functions
  1. Coordinating with the Ministries of Defence, External Affairs and Home Affairs.

  2. Coordination for the VVP.



Line Ministries
  1. Ministry of Defence (MoD)

  2. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

  3. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)

  1. Vibrant Villages Programme (VVP)

Who’s Who
Name Designation Contact
Major General K Narayanan,AVSM**, SM (Retd) Programme Director knarayanan[dot]178x[at]gov[dot]in
Shri Shoyabahmed Kalal Deputy Secretary s[dot]kalal[at]nic[dot]in
Shri P. Venkatramani Under Secretary p[dot]venkatramani13[at]nic[dot]in
Lt Cdr Raghuveeraje Urs (Retd) Consultant Grade I raghuveeraje[dot]urs[at]niti[dot]gov[dot]in
Major Sadhna Singh (Retd) Consultant Grade I sadhna[dot]s[at]niti[dot]gov[dot]in
Ms Bhavya Jha Young Professional bhavya[dot]jha[at]niti[dot]gov[dot]in
Shri Gaurav Pandey Young Professional gaurav[dot]pandey94[at]niti[dot]gov[dot]in