Narinder Nath Vohra

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Narinder Nath Vohra (Urdu: نریندر ناتھ ووہرا) (N. N. Vohra) is the current governor of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. He took over from S K Sinha on June 25, 2008. He is the first civilian governor of Jammu and Kashmir in 18 years after Jagmohan. Vohra was educated at Punjab and Oxford Universities, and served in the IAS between 1959 and 1994. He served as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister I.K. Gujral in 1997-98 and was a member of the National Security Advisory Board from 1998 to 2001 when the NDA government was in power. He also headed the National Task Force on internal security and co-chaired the India-European Union Round Table in 2001. In between, he also served as director of the India International Centre and was chairman of the IDSA review committee. For his service to the nation, Vohra was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2007. Since February 2003 until he became the governor, Vohra had been the Indian government's interlocutor in Kashmir. As such he had been holding wide-ranging discussions with both the elected representatives in the state and also the separatists in a bid to forge a common ground for the all-round development of the state. His first  ( Wikipedia article )


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Panjab University, Chandigarh

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