New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Union government's main interlocutor in Nagaland, R.N. Ravi, was on Thursday redesignated Deputy National Security Adviser (Internal Affairs).
The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has assigned him the new responsibility, the Ministry of Personnel said in an order.
"Other responsibilites of Ravi as interlocutor in Nagaland shall remain unchanged," the order said.
A 1976-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Kerala cadre, Ravi retired as Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau in 2012.
He was appointed the Chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee, which works under the National Security Council Secretariat, in September 2014, months after the NDA came to power in May 2014.
Ravi has closely worked with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval during the latter's stint as Intelligence Bureau Director and is learnt to have his confidence.