Retd army commander Hooda to head Cong panel on national security vision

Retd army commander Hooda to head Cong panel on national security vision

The source also said that Hooda will lead the panel and prepare the paper in consultation with a select group of experts

D S Hooda, former Northern Army commander and main architect of the 2016 "surgical strikes", will head a Congress task force on national security.

Congress sources said party president Rahul Gandhi met Hooda and discussed the modalities of the panel. “The Congress president is setting up a ‘task force on national security’ to prepare a vision paper for the country," a party source said.

The source also said that Hooda will lead the panel and prepare the paper in consultation with a select group of experts