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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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India needs strong, decisive govt for next 10 years, weak coalitions will be bad: Ajit Doval

India | Oct 25, 2018, 05:03 PM IST

Speaking at an event in New Delhi, Doval cited the example of Chinese multinational conglomerate Alibaba and said that Indian firms should also promote country's strategic interests.

The top leaders discussed the 'future direction' of the

NSA Ajit Doval holds talks with Mike Pompeo, Jim Mattis, John Bolton, discusses future direction of Indo-US ties

World | Sep 15, 2018, 11:08 AM IST

The meeting comes a week after the successful India-US 2+2 Dialogue between the defence  and foreign ministers of the two countries.

Doval will also meet his US counterpart John Bolton and

NSA Ajit Doval visits US, likely to meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, top officials

World | Sep 14, 2018, 08:27 AM IST

Doval will also meet his US counterpart John Bolton and hold talks with officials from the Department of Defence and from the think-tank community.

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NSA Ajit Doval's remarks evoke sharp reactions from parties in Kashmir

India | Sep 05, 2018, 11:41 PM IST

The People's Democratic Party (PDP), which was till recently an ally of the Centre's ruling BJP, said those who believe in accession of the state to the Union of India should also have faith in the instrument of accession.

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Having a separate constitution for Jammu and Kashmir was an aberration: NSA Ajit Doval

India | Sep 05, 2018, 03:51 PM IST

His remarks on Kashmir come at a time the Supreme Court is hearing pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A of the Constitution, which provides special rights and privileges to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

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NSA Ajit Doval holds talks with China’s top CPC official in Shanghai

World | Apr 13, 2018, 11:19 AM IST

The meeting was held in Shanghai and it was second such interaction between the two officials after the last year’s Dokalam stand-off.

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Rajnath Singh reviews security in J&K; NSA Ajit Doval, Home Secy attend meet

India | Feb 13, 2018, 10:02 PM IST

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and chief of intelligence agencies attended the meeting.

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‘NSA Ajit Doval did not attend political meet’: MHA rejects charge levelled by CPI(M)

India | Jan 17, 2018, 06:24 PM IST

On Monday, the Tripura unit of the CPI-M requested the Election Commission to look into an “election meeting” of the BJP, alleging it was attended by Doval.

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Eliminating terrorism was top of agenda when NSA Ajit Doval met his Pak counterpart in Thailand: MEA

India | Jan 11, 2018, 09:45 PM IST

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar told mediapersons that elimination of terror from the region was the top agenda of the meeting between Ajit Doval and Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua.

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India-Pakistan relations to be back on track in 2018? ‘NSAs of two sides secretly met in Thailand’

World | Jan 01, 2018, 02:41 PM IST

According to the Pakistani official, the meeting came after Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav met with his family on December 25 in Islamabad.

Indian and Chinese troops were locked in a face-off earlier

Post-Doklam, NSA Ajit Doval, Chinese counterpart to hold border talks

India | Dec 20, 2017, 02:23 PM IST

The External Affairs Ministry said that while National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will be India's Special Representative at the 20th Meeting of the Special Representatives, China will be represented by Yang Jiechi, State Councillor and a Communist P

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