Correct Answer : Option (D) - Vikram Misri
Seasoned diplomat Vikram Misri has been appointed (December 27, 2021) as deputy national security adviser in the national security council secretariat.
The appointment of Misri, a 1989-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, came after he served as the Indian ambassador to China for nearly three years.
* Misri has been appointed as the deputy NSA, officials said.
* He served in various capacities at the headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) as well as in the Prime Minister's Office.
* Misri has also served in various Indian Missions in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.
* The government has already appointed Pradeep Kumar Rawat as India's new envoy to China.
* Misri will report to national security adviser Ajit Doval.
* At present, Rajinder Khanna, Pankaj Saran and Dattatray Padsalgikar are serving as deputy NSAs.