The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) of the Government of India discusses, debates and is the final decision-making body on senior appointments in the national security apparatus,[1] defence policy and expenditure,[2] and generally all matters of India's national security.[3]


The composition of the CCS is:[4]

The National Security Adviser, the Cabinet Secretary and the Defence Secretary have also been attendees of the CCS meetings.

Other Cabinet committees

Other senior Cabinet Committees (as of 2020) include:[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Padgaonkar, Radha Kumar & Ansari to be interlocutors". The Economic Times. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Cabinet Committee on Security clears IAF's trainer aircraft deal". CNN IBN. 10 May 2012. Archived from the original on 17 May 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Don't expect any turn-around in India's Pakistan policy - Firstpost".
  4. ^ "Composition of the Cabinet Committees (as on 12.07.2021)" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 May 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)