Ajit Doval reappointed National Security Adviser, gets Cabinet rank in new Modi regime
Ajit Doval has been reappointed as the National Security Adviser (NSA) in the new regime. He has been given the Cabinet rank.
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval will continue with his role in the new government at Centre. He has now been given a Cabinet rank for the NSA’s role.
Ajit Doval has been appointed as the NSA for another five years.
According to government sources, Ajit Doval’s work in the previous has earned him the Cabinet rank in the second chapter of the Modi government. He was earlier placed in the Minister of State rank.
The 74-year-old Ajit Doval earlier headed the Intelligence Bureau (IB) before retirement. Doval took on the new role of NSA in 2014.
India conducted two of the most significant anti-terror operations under the watch of Ajit Doval in the past few years. In 2016, the Indian Army conducted the surgical strikes on Pakistan in the aftermath of the Uri terror attack while in 2018, the Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted airstrikes in Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack.
Ajit Doval is seen as the man of all seasons for the Modi government.
He is also credited with solving the Doklam standoff between India and China in 2017 when the two countries were engaged in a bitter turf war for several months.