Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was present on the occasion, welcomed the suggestion of a separate cadre of officers but remained silent about the specialised Ministry.

In his key note address on the seventh NIA Day, Vohra said to tackle situations like Pathankot attack, a dedicated pool of officers having expertise in various aspects of national security should be created and be named as National Security Administrative Service.

He said he had proposed during the first NDA government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee the creation of a separate ministry of National Security out of the Home Ministry to be led by leaders like Rajnath Singh and manned by specialists of National Security Administrative Service.

Later in his address, Rajnath Singh said Vohra has given a welcome suggestion of raising a cadre of National Security Administrative Services to handle security related matter.

"I will discuss the matter soon," he said. Terming terrorism as a global menace, Singh said India will stand by any alliance of countries which is ready to take on this challenge.

"Terrorism is not only a challenge for this country but a global challenge. India stands with countries who are ready to accept this challenge. India is part of every treaty in this regard," he cited.

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