Shri Nehchal Sandhu, Deputy National Security Advisor and Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat, resigned from his position with effect from 31 July 2014 for personal reasons. Prime Minister accepted his resignation with regret and expressed appreciation for Shri Sandhu's outstanding service to the country in a career spanning over 40 years - as a police officer, Director of Intelligence Bureau and Deputy National Security Advisor.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi lauded the vigour and passion of Dr. H.V. Hande who tweeted showing 75 year old newspaper announcing the Independence. The Prime Minister said that people like Dr. HV Hande Ji are remarkable individuals who have given their life towards nation building.
In response of Dr. H.V. Hande's tweet on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Prime Minister tweeted;
"People like Dr. HV Hande Ji are remarkable individuals who have given their life towards nation building. Glad to see his vigour and passion. @DrHVHande1"a