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Ajit Doval Ajit Doval DOB: 20 January 1945

Ajit Kumar Doval is a retired IPS officer. He is a former Indian intelligence and law enforcement officer. Since 30 May 2014, is the 5th and current National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister. After spending a decade as the head of its operations wing, in 2004–05, he had served as the Director of the Intelligence Bureau. In January 2005, Doval retired as Director, Intelligence Bureau. He wrote editorial pieces for several leading newspapers and journals. He also delivered lectures on India's security challenges. He has delivered guest lectures on strategic issues at IISS, London, Washington DC, Capitol Hill, University of Melbourne, Australia-India Institute, the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie and National Defence College, New Delhi. Doval has won many awards like Police Medal, the President's Police Medal and the highest gallantry awards, the Kirti Chakra. Doval is widely credited for resolving Doklam Standoff through diplomatic channels and negotiations. Doval, in October 2018, was appointed as the Chairman of the Strategic Policy Group (SPG). Early life: He was born in 1945 in Ghiri Banelsyun village in Pauri Garhwal, in Uttarakhand. In 1967, from the University of Agra, he graduated with a master's degree in economics.

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Doval, Chinese FM resolve to maintain peace at Sino-India border

Doval, Chinese FM resolve to maintain peace at Sino-India border

India | Dec 21, 2019, 06:51 PM IST

India and China on Saturday agreed that it is important to maintain peace and tranquillity in the border areas and stressed on approaching the boundary issue from the strategic perspective of bilateral ties.

Chinese Foreign Minister in India, to hold boundary talks with NSA Doval

Chinese Foreign Minister in India, to hold boundary talks with NSA Doval

India | Dec 20, 2019, 10:31 PM IST

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived here on Friday to hold boundary talks with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval under the framework of Special Representatives dialogue. Wang and Doval will hold the 22nd round of boundary talks on Saturday.

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Ajit Doval lauds Yogi Adityanath government for handling Ayodhya verdict

India | Dec 11, 2019, 04:33 PM IST

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval appreciated the pivotal role played by UP CM Yogi Adityanath in maintaining synergy with all organs of the state. Doval's sent a letter lauding the "commendable efforts".

Day after Ayodhya verdict, NSA holds interfaith meet

Day after Ayodhya verdict, NSA holds interfaith meet

India | Nov 10, 2019, 05:20 PM IST

Shia Cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad and Swami Chidanand Saraswati was present at the inter-religious meet at Doval's residence on Sunday. Baba Ramdev, Swami Parmatmanand were also present there. Naved Hamid of Majlis-E-Mushawarat and Salim Engineer of Jamat-E-Islami Hind were also part of the meeting

Either you're better than your adversaries or you're not there at all: Doval at DRDO conference

Either you're better than your adversaries or not there at all: Doval

India | Oct 15, 2019, 11:15 AM IST

"We along with our defence services and intelligence agencies have to make a hard assessment that what are our needs which will give us an edge over our adversaries,"Doval said.

NSA Doval outlines 3 point formula to fight terrorism as NIA warns of 125 JuM terrorists

NSA Doval outlines 3 point formula to fight terrorism

India | Oct 14, 2019, 12:18 PM IST

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director-General Yogesh Chander Modi pointed out that the terror group was carrying out its nefarious activities in the name of Bangladeshi migrants while addressing the chiefs of anti-terror squads (ATS) and special task forces (STF) of all the states.

Intensify anti-militancy operations in J&K but ensure there is no collateral damage: Ajit Doval

Intensify anti-militancy operations in J&K, says Ajit Doval

India | Sep 26, 2019, 06:55 PM IST

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval chaired a high-level meeting here on Thursday during which he directed security officials to intensify anti-militancy operations but ensure that there is no collateral damage to civilians in Jammu and Kashmir.

PMO 2.0 lists work distribution | See who's responsible for what

PMO 2.0 lists work distribution | See who's responsible for what

India | Sep 16, 2019, 02:26 PM IST

Both the new Principal Secretary P.K. Mishra and NSA Ajit Doval continue to have Cabinet rank. P.K. Mishra will be looking after policy issues and matters related to ministries of personnel, public grievances and pensions, law and justice, appointments committee of the Cabinet and other appointments.

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NSA Ajit Doval camping in Jammu and Kashmir as Centre's micro-manager

India | Aug 12, 2019, 07:53 PM IST

Amid restrictions across the Valley, Doval on Monday carried out a recce of entire Srinagar including downtown, Soura, Pampore, Lal Chowk, Hazratbal, Budgam (Charar e Sharif area), as well as south Kashmir's Pulwama and Awantipora when the erstwhile state, as per Union Home Ministry and J&K Police, "celebrated a peaceful Eid-al-Adha".

NSA Ajit Doval reaches out to people in Anantnag, interacts

'Kitney ka hai', asks Ajit Doval as he interacts with cattle traders, locals in Anantnag

India | Aug 10, 2019, 05:59 PM IST

The NSA, who has been spending time visiting all the areas that were known as hotbeds of separatists, enquired from the animal traders about the weight and price of the sheep being sold for Eid ul Adha, when animals are sacrificed.

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After Ajit Doval's visit, Centre to move 10,000 more troops to Jammu and Kashmir

India | Jul 27, 2019, 03:17 PM IST

This is reportedly intended to augment an already overwhelming component of these forces in Kashmir. Over 450 companies of CAPFs (40,000 troops) are already deployed for the security of the ongoing Amarnath Yatra and other security related duties in the Valley at present.

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Ajit Doval to continue as National Security Advisor with Cabinet rank

India | Jun 03, 2019, 03:26 PM IST

Ajit Doval Gets Another Term as NSA, Awarded Cabinet Rank for Contribution to National Security.

Ajit Doval at CRPF raising day celebration in Gurgaon

India's leadership fully capable to act against terror: NSA Ajit Doval

India | Mar 19, 2019, 12:57 PM IST

Addressing the 80th raising day of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) here, Doval also said India has not forgotten and will not forget the terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, where 40 CRPF jawans were killed on February 14.

India TV Exclusive: Did Ajit Doval escort Masood Azhar back to Kandhaar? This 2009 inteview reveals

Exclusive: Did Ajit Doval escort Masood Azhar back to Kandhaar? This 2009 interview reveals truth

India | Mar 12, 2019, 10:15 PM IST

What is the true story behind the Kandahar exchange? Did Ajit Doval really escort JeM chief back to Kandahar? Why did India take such a decision? An exclusive interview with Ajit Doval reveals it all.

Vivek Doval magazine defamation case

NSA Ajit Doval's son Vivek records statement in defamation case against magazine, Cong leader Jairam Ramesh

India | Jan 30, 2019, 05:57 PM IST

Doval told the court that all the allegations levelled by the magazine and later repeated by Jairam  Ramesh were baseless and false and damaged his reputation.

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NSA Ajit Doval's son files criminal defamation against news magazine, seeks prosecution of Jairam Ramesh

India | Jan 21, 2019, 05:53 PM IST

The case is likely to be heard on Tuesday by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal.

Did CBI sleuths tapped secret phone calls between Ajit Doval, Rakesh Asthana? Delhi HC seeks respons

Did CBI sleuths tap secret phone calls between Ajit Doval, Rakesh Asthana? Delhi HC seeks response

India | Jan 15, 2019, 11:31 PM IST

A division bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V Kameswar Rao asked the Centre and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file their reply and listed the matter for further hearing on March 26.

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AgustaWestland Chopper Scam| Christian Michel extradited to India in operation under NSA Ajit Doval's guidance: CBI

India | Dec 05, 2018, 01:25 AM IST

The operation was coordinated by interim CBI Director M Nageswar Rao and a team of the agency’s officers led by Joint Director Sai Manohar.

Both Doval and Wang are the designated special

NSA Ajit Doval, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hold talks, vow to achieve 'fair' solution to border dispute

World | Nov 24, 2018, 10:30 PM IST

Both Doval and Wang are the designated special representatives for border talks between India and China.

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India's 'rare human wealth' can counter China's 'rare earth' deposits: Ajit Doval

India | Nov 03, 2018, 07:09 PM IST

Doval and former Group General Manager and Country Head of HSBC India Naina Lal Kidwai were conferred with honorary doctorate degrees in philosophy by the varsity.

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