Lt General Rajesh Pant (retired) has been appointed chief of the National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC). He takes over from Gulshan Rai, India’s first NCCC chief who served for four years. Pant has more than 10 years of experience in top-level defence IT and telecom training. He is also a founding member of India’s indigenous electronic warfare programme. Prior to his appointment, he had been serving as officer on special duty with the NCCC.