Tech entrepreneur and Zoho founder Sridhar Vembu has been appointed to the newly formed National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) under the leadership of National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval. Strat News Global reported.
Vembu was recently awarded the Padma Shri.
In addition to Vembu, other new members of the NSAB include former ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan, the IIM Bangalore faculty Anshuman Tripathy and former ambassador to France and the United States Arun K Singh.
Each member of the NSAB is responsible for bringing specialized expertise to the table and receives a study which is then analyzed by the Secretariat of the National Security Council (NSCS) and the ministries for implementation.
Incidentally, Vembu’s appointment comes at a time when there are widespread fears of increased interference and selective censorship by Big Tech Silicon Valley companies.
Recently, Twitter and Facebook banned former US President Donald Trump from their platform and a number of conservatives after the riot on Capitol Hill.