Lt General (retd) Rajesh Pant has been appointed as the Chief of National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC). At present, he is the Officer on Special Duty at the NCCC. He will assume office from 1 April.
Pant has over a decade of experience as a top brass professional in Defense IT and Telecom training centre. He is also one of the founding members of India’s indigenous Electronic Warfare (EW) programme. His expertise lies in the fields of electronic warfare, geo-intelligence and cyber warfare.
He will be taking over Gulshan Rai, the first Cybersecurity Chief of India. Rai will demit office on 31 March after a stint of four years.
NCCC is a cyber security and e-surveillance agency of Government of India. It is a classified project of the government that is responsible for the national security issues. The Centre also screens and scrutinises malicious online activities in the networks with the help of service providers.
As per NCCC mandate, the agency compiles and analyses data and share with various intelligence agencies. The mandate also includes cyber-intelligence sharing.