Articles about Ajit Doval

Ajit Kumar Doval, a retired 1968-batch IPS officer of the Kerala cadre, has been serving as the National Security Advisor (NSA) to the Indian Government since 2014. Son of Indian Army officer, Major GN Doval, he himself has served in the Intelligence Bureau (IB), reaching the pinnacle of the agency as the Director of Intelligence Bureau (DIB) during 2004-05. He is popularly known as the "James Bond" of India for his exploits as an undercover Intelligence Operative. He was involved in managing various crises ranging from insurgencies in the Northeast, Punjab, and Kashmir; Sikkim's 1975 accession to India; release of passengers from the hijacked flight IC-814 in Kandahar in 1999; to the 2017 Doklam and 2020 Ladakh India-China stand-offs. Doval played a prominent role in many strategic security operations like Operation Black Thunder II (1988), the 2016 surgical strikes and the 2019 Balakot airstrikes in Pakistan, and other counter-terrorist operations in his decades-long career in the national security sphere. Doval received the prestigious Kirti Chakra gallantry award in 1988. On May 30, 2014, Doval was appointed the NSA to the Modi government, and later in 2019, his designation was promoted to a Cabinet rank.

Man tries to break into NSA Ajit Doval's residence; detained

16 Feb 2022

India
Man tries to break into NSA Ajit Doval's residence; detained

The Delhi Police has detained a man after he forcibly tried to enter the residence of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in Delhi on Wednesday morning.

CIA chief meets Ajit Doval in Delhi to discuss Afghanistan

08 Sep 2021

India
CIA chief meets Ajit Doval in Delhi to discuss Afghanistan

National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval met with William Burns, the chief of the United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in New Delhi on Tuesday, reports said.

Modi chairs high-level meeting after Jammu blast; drone policy expected

30 Jun 2021

India
Modi chairs high-level meeting after Jammu blast; drone policy expected

India is looking forward to formulating a drone policy in a bid to avoid terror attacks such as the one on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir.

Detained JeM terrorist reveals plan to attack NSA Ajit Doval

13 Feb 2021

India
Detained JeM terrorist reveals plan to attack NSA Ajit Doval

Security at National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval's office and residence has been beefed up after an arrested Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist revealed a plan to attack Doval.

Nagrota encounter: India summons Pakistan official; lodges strong protest

21 Nov 2020

India
Nagrota encounter: India summons Pakistan official; lodges strong protest

India on Saturday summoned the Charge d'Affaires of the Pakistan High Commission over a recent encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota, where four terrorists were killed.

India-US 2+2 talks: Defense agreement, regional security on agenda

26 Oct 2020

India
India-US 2+2 talks: Defense agreement, regional security on agenda

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in India to participate in the third edition of 2+2 talks.

Indo-China tensions: Seventh round of military talks could remain inconclusive

12 Oct 2020

India
Indo-China tensions: Seventh round of military talks could remain inconclusive

India and China will hold the seventh round of military talks at Chusul on Monday with an agenda to ease tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), but the outcome is likely to remain unchanged.

2+2 dialogue between India and US to be held soon

05 Oct 2020

India
2+2 dialogue between India and US to be held soon

India and the United States will hold the third 2+2 dialogue this month and will most likely sign the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), which is linked to geospatial cooperation, HT reported on Monday.

After fresh tension with China, Doval holds meeting, explores options

01 Sep 2020

India
After fresh tension with China, Doval holds meeting, explores options

On the day the Indian government admitted that China engaged in yet another transgression in Eastern Ladakh, NSA Ajit Doval held a key meeting with high-ranked officials, where it was decided more troops will be deployed in the volatile area to thwart the neighbor's mischievous attempts.

Weeks after clash, China says disengagement at most locations "complete"

28 Jul 2020

World
Weeks after clash, China says disengagement at most locations "complete"

On Tuesday, China announced that disengagement between frontline Indian and Chinese troops has been completed in most of the locations.

Fifth round of LAC talks with China likely next week

26 Jul 2020

India
Fifth round of LAC talks with China likely next week

India and China are expected to hold the next round military talks next week as the disengagement process at Pangong Tso is yet to see completion.

De-escalation unlikely soon? 40,000 Chinese troops present in Eastern Ladakh

23 Jul 2020

India
De-escalation unlikely soon? 40,000 Chinese troops present in Eastern Ladakh

Despite multiple rounds of talks at diplomatic and military levels, disengagement at volatile areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) seems to have hit a roadblock with thousands of Chinese soldiers still being present at the front and depth areas of Eastern Ladakh, multiple reports said.

Talks underway with China but can't guarantee success: Rajnath Singh

17 Jul 2020

India
Talks underway with China but can't guarantee success: Rajnath Singh

On Friday, during a visit to Leh, his first since the violent clash at Galwan Valley, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said talks are underway with China but there is no guarantee that they would prove fruitful.

India-China conflict: Next WMCC meeting tomorrow; disengagement first phase complete

09 Jul 2020

World
India-China conflict: Next WMCC meeting tomorrow; disengagement first phase complete

Representatives of India and China are set to hold talks on Friday regarding the disengagement process along the Indo-China border in Eastern Ladakh.

Beijing suggested Doval-Wang talks to ease tensions in Ladakh

08 Jul 2020

World
Beijing suggested Doval-Wang talks to ease tensions in Ladakh

The conversation between NSA Ajit Doval and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi last Sunday, which immediately yielded results in the Galwan Valley, was proposed by Beijing, an Indian Express report said on Wednesday.

India-China conflict: Chinese troops remove structures in Hot Springs, Gogra

07 Jul 2020

India
India-China conflict: Chinese troops remove structures in Hot Springs, Gogra

Amid talks to de-escalate the border tensions between India and China in Eastern Ladakh, the Chinese military has reportedly removed temporary infrastructure installed at two friction sites.

Did NSA Doval play a role in Galwan Valley's de-escalation?

06 Jul 2020

India
Did NSA Doval play a role in Galwan Valley's de-escalation?

Before the People's Liberation Army (PLA) pulled its troops back in the tense Galwan Valley today, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval had a long telephonic conversation with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday, multiple reports said.

Indo-China tensions: Modi not in 'good mood', claims Trump

29 May 2020

World
Indo-China tensions: Modi not in 'good mood', claims Trump

For the second time in two days, United States President Donald Trump mentioned the ongoing border tensions between India and China, going as far as saying that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unhappy with the country's neighbor.

Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

27 May 2020

World
Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

United States President Donald Trump said he was willing to mediate between India and China to resolve their border dispute, a development not many on both sides of the border anticipated.

All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

27 May 2020

India
All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

For days now, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), has been brimming with tensions, with several violent clashes happening between Chinese and Indian forces.

After backlash, Centre overturns rules on J&K government jobs

04 Apr 2020

India
After backlash, Centre overturns rules on J&K government jobs

In a dramatic turn of events, the BJP-led Centre changed rules pertaining to government jobs in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, merely days after introducing a monumental order.

Chief of Markaz Nizamuddin, named in FIR, untraceable

01 Apr 2020

India
Chief of Markaz Nizamuddin, named in FIR, untraceable

Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, the chief of Markaz Nizamuddin, where Tablighi Jamaat hosted an event for several days last month is untraceable, reports said on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Amit Shah knew about Nizamuddin Markaz' hazard, didn't act

01 Apr 2020

India
Coronavirus: Amit Shah knew about Nizamuddin Markaz' hazard, didn't act

Late last month, when the leadership of Nizamuddin Markaz turned a deaf ear to the pleas of Delhi Police to vacate the area despite the health risk it posed, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval was sent to the spot at 2 am by Union Home Minister Amit Shah to get the job done, reports HT.

Which books should powerful people (like Modi, Shah, RaGa) read

29 Feb 2020

India
Which books should powerful people (like Modi, Shah, RaGa) read

Today is February 29, an extra day life has given us. And, how do I utilize that extra day? By giving unsolicited gyaan to people who would never listen to me.

Delhi Police, accused of laxity during violence, gets new chief

28 Feb 2020

India
Delhi Police, accused of laxity during violence, gets new chief

On Friday, the Ministry of Home Affairs gave Indian Police Service (IPS) officer SN Shrivastava the additional charge of the post of Delhi Commissioner.

First Chief of Defence Staff to be announced next month

19 Nov 2019

India
First Chief of Defence Staff to be announced next month

By next month, India could be looking at its first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), a single-point military adviser to the government.

EU delegation leaves for Kashmir to assess situation, opposition unhappy

29 Oct 2019

India
EU delegation leaves for Kashmir to assess situation, opposition unhappy

A European Union delegation, consisting of 27 MPs, left for Jammu and Kashmir from Delhi earlier today to assess the situation in the border state, that has been under lockdown since August.

Before tomorrow's Kashmir visit, EU delegation meets PM Modi

28 Oct 2019

India
Before tomorrow's Kashmir visit, EU delegation meets PM Modi

Kashmir has been reeling under an unprecedented lockdown since August raising concerns among rights groups. The area has been off-limits for almost everyone from journalists to activists.

Before FATF decision, US asks Pakistan to prosecute Hafiz Saeed

14 Oct 2019

World
Before FATF decision, US asks Pakistan to prosecute Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan is going through a tough time as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will soon decide whether it will keep the country on its greylist or downgrade it to the dreaded blacklist.

Snubbing Pakistan, Saudi Arabia says it "understands" India's J&K move

02 Oct 2019

World
Snubbing Pakistan, Saudi Arabia says it "understands" India's J&K move

In what qualifies as a diplomatic win for India, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday told National Security Advisor Ajit Doval that the Kingdom understands New Delhi's Jammu and Kashmir move.

Pakistan secretly releases Masood Azhar; deploys troops along Indo-Pak border

09 Sep 2019

World
Pakistan secretly releases Masood Azhar; deploys troops along Indo-Pak border

Despite being isolated on the global stage and failing to get support in its rant against India after New Delhi rescinded Article 370, Pakistan is continuing with its notorious actions.

Apples, bangles: What Pakistani handlers are telling terrorists on ground

07 Sep 2019

India
Apples, bangles: What Pakistani handlers are telling terrorists on ground

Pakistan is trying hard to destabilize Jammu and Kashmir and security forces are determined to thwart all its attempts, National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval said on Saturday.

NSA Ajit Doval briefs Amit Shah on Kashmir situation

19 Aug 2019

India
NSA Ajit Doval briefs Amit Shah on Kashmir situation

Arriving in Delhi after reviewing the ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Monday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the North Block and briefed him about the prevailing conditions in the region.

Amit Shah might unfurl tricolor in Srinagar on Independence Day

13 Aug 2019

India
Amit Shah might unfurl tricolor in Srinagar on Independence Day

After scrapping the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and integrating the state into the Republic of India, it seems the Centre has other plans for the region on the upcoming occasion of Independence Day.

Man who 'spoke' to Doval didn't know he was NSA

13 Aug 2019

India
Man who 'spoke' to Doval didn't know he was NSA

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval has been camping in J&K for days now, reviewing security situation, and "interacting" with locals.

J&K: NSA Ajit Doval assesses ground situation; speaks to locals

10 Aug 2019

India
J&K: NSA Ajit Doval assesses ground situation; speaks to locals

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval visited Anantnag in south Kashmir and interacted with locals on Saturday.

#Article370Scrapped: NSA Ajit Doval visits Shopian, eats lunch with locals

07 Aug 2019

India
#Article370Scrapped: NSA Ajit Doval visits Shopian, eats lunch with locals

A day after Lok Sabha passed the J&K Reorganisation Bill, NSA Ajit Doval, who played an instrumental part in this big move, visited Kashmir to review the security situation.

Akshay Kumar to do a movie on NSA Ajit Doval

06 Aug 2019

Entertainment
Akshay Kumar to do a movie on NSA Ajit Doval

Akshay Kumar is on a movie-signing spree.

Kashmir: Amit Shah proposes to remove Article 370

05 Aug 2019

Politics
Kashmir: Amit Shah proposes to remove Article 370

Putting an end to suspense related to Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday proposed to remove the Article 370 of Indian Constitution, which grants special status to the northernmost state, in Rajya Sabha.

J&K: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti put under house arrest

05 Aug 2019

Politics
J&K: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti put under house arrest

Amid growing uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir, the government in a late-night move put former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti as well as Sajad Lone under house arrest.

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