National Security Council Sunday decided to forward the National Security Policy prepared by the previous government to the Constitutional Committee (CC) after revising the draft of the policy.
The first meeting of the Council after Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai assumed office held on Sunday decided to forward the revised draft of the policy to the CC with some recommendations.
Security experts will be consulted and necessary amendment will be made to the draft of the national security policy.
RSS quoted Minister for Physical Planning and Works Hridayesh Tripathi as saying that the meeting concluded that strengthening of security provision was indispensable through the formation of the Council by determining its term of references in the new constitution.
He said that the meeting also dwelt on democratisation of the Nepal Army and review of existing security situation of the country.
Earlier, State Affairs Committee (SAC) of the legislature parliament had sent back the report to the Council, citing amendment to the national security policy was needed.
Prime Minister and chairman of the Council Bhattarai, other members of the committee including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar, State Minister for Defence Ram Bachan Yadav, Chief Secretary Madhav Prasad Ghimire, Defence Secretary Madhav Prasad Regmi, Home Secretary Sushil Shumsher Rana, Chief of Army Staff Chhatra Man Singh Gurung, Inspector General of Police Rabindra Pratap Shah, Inspector General of the Armed Police Force Shailendra Kumar Shrestha and Chief of National Investigation Department Moti Gurung were present in the meeting. nepalnews.com