Ajit Doval: News

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.

13 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Ajit Doval appointed as National Security Advisor for third time 

The government has reappointed Ajit Doval as the National Security Advisor (NSA) for a record third time.

19 Sep 2023

Justin Trudeau

Doval flagged Khalistan issue with Canadian counterpart at G20: Report

India on Tuesday expelled a Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move following the expulsion of its senior envoy by Canada.

07 Jul 2023


Ajit Doval to discuss Khalistan issue with his UK counterpart

India's National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval is set to meet his United Kingdom (UK) counterpart Tim Barrow at Sardar Patel Bhawan in Delhi on Friday.

06 Jul 2023

Saudi Arabia

Muslim World League chief to visit India, meet NSA Doval

The Muslim World League's (MWL) secretary general and the former minister of justice of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, will visit Delhi on Monday.

06 Jul 2023


Macron's advisor in Delhi ahead of PM Modi's France visit

The diplomatic advisor to French President Emmanuel Macron, Emmanuel Bonne, is reportedly set to arrive in Delhi on Thursday. During his one-day trip, he would iron out the bilateral agenda and possible outcomes of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Paris next week.

02 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

France offers to co-produce fighter jet engines in India

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France, the European country has reportedly made an offer to India to co-produce an engine that will power twin-engine advanced multi-role combat aircraft (AMCA) and the twin-engine deck-based fighter (TEDBF) for Indian aircraft carriers.

14 Jun 2023


NSA Ajit Doval an 'international treasure': US ambassador 

Eric Garcetti, the United States (US) Ambassador to India, on Tuesday lauded National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and called him an "international treasure," reported ANI.

21 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi chairs high-level meeting on Indians stranded in Sudan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a high-level meeting to assess the situation in Sudan and asked concerned authorities to prepare contingency evacuation plans for Indians stranded there.

29 Mar 2023


Respect territorial integrity: Ajit Doval slams China at India-led SCO

Ajit Doval, India's National Security Advisor (NSA), took a veiled dig at China during a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Wednesday, saying that members of the group must respect the territorial integrity of other countries.

31 Jul 2022

Raghuram Rajan

Reducing minorities to second-class citizens will create internal rift: Rajan

Former governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Raghuram Rajan on Saturday remarked that any attempt to reduce minority groups to second-class citizens will divide the country and trigger an internal rift.

10 Jun 2022


Prophet row: Iran deletes its version of meeting with Doval

Iran seems to have softened its stance on the matter of the ruling BJP members' alleged provocative statements about the Prophet Muhammad.

09 Jun 2022


Prophet remark: Iran foreign minister raises issue on India visit

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian raised the issue pertaining to controversial remarks against Prophet Muhammad made by former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma during his India visit on Wednesday.

16 Feb 2022


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.

08 Sep 2021


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.

30 Jun 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

13 Feb 2021


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.

01 Sep 2020


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.

23 Jul 2020


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.

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.

08 Jul 2020


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.

06 Jul 2020

Wang Yi

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.

01 Apr 2020

Delhi Police

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.

29 Feb 2020


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.

28 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

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.

29 Oct 2019

Shashi Tharoor

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.

02 Oct 2019


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.

07 Sep 2019

Pakistan News

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.

19 Aug 2019

Amit Shah

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.

13 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

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.

10 Aug 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

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.

07 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

#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.

06 Aug 2019


Akshay Kumar to do a movie on NSA Ajit Doval

Akshay Kumar is on a movie-signing spree.

03 Jun 2019

Government of India

Ajit Doval reappointed as National Security Advisor, given Cabinet rank

On Monday, the Government of India reappointed National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval to the post for five more years, and also gave him a Cabinet rank.

12 Mar 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Citing NSA's 2010-interview, Congress says Doval gave 'clean-chit' to Azhar

The Congress today cited a 2010 interview of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to claim that he blamed the BJP-led government for the release of JeM chief Masood Azhar in the Kandahar hijacking episode (1999) and gave a "clean chit" to the terrorist.

12 Mar 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi addresses Masood Azhar using "Ji", gets slammed

Congress President Rahul Gandhi landed himself in a totally unavoidable political row on Monday when he used the suffix "ji" for Masood Azhar, prompting senior BJP leaders to take potshots at him.

01 Mar 2019

Indian Air Force

Mike Pompeo 'hopeful' India-Pakistan tension would come down

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had "good conversations" with Indian and Pakistani leaders and was hopeful that the rising tension will come down between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.

28 Feb 2019


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo backs India's air strikes

Amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, on Wednesday night, spoke to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding the current situation.

27 Feb 2019

Pakistan News

#IndiaStrikesBack: Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviews security-situation in the country

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed the security situation in the country, especially along the border with Pakistan, a day after Indian fighter jets bombed the biggest camp of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad in that country, officials said.

16 Feb 2019

White House

Support India's right to defense: US tells Doval after Pulwama

John Bolton, the National Security Adviser of US, called his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on Friday to inform his country supports India's right to defend itself, in wake of Pulwama terror attack.

06 Dec 2018


Operation Unicorn: How Ajit Doval looked over Christian Michel's extradition

The ruling BJP may have registered a big win with the extradition of Christian Michel from Dubai, just as the Congress faces a mounting trouble.

24 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Ajit Doval, Wang Yi hold India-China border talks

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held the 21st round of border talks in China's southwestern Sichuan province today.

15 Nov 2018


Indo-Sino defense, security dialogue: Officials agree to augment military exchanges

Top officials of India and China held the 9th Annual Defense and Security Dialogue in Beijing after a year's gap due to the Doklam standoff, as both countries agreed to enhance military exchanges.

26 Oct 2018


Ajit Doval: India needs strong govt for 10yrs; enemies abound

On Thursday, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval that many internal enemies are abound in India, and that the country needs a strong government for the next 10 years if it wants to achieve glory.

21 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates National Police Memorial, museum for khaki-donning forces

On the special occasion to mark the National Police Commemoration Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday inaugurated a refurbished National Police Memorial in New Delhi and a newly-built museum for the khaki-donning forces.

15 Sep 2018

Mike Pompeo

Doval discusses 'future direction' of Indo-US ties with Pompeo, Mattis

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval yesterday held "broad-based" talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and his American counterpart John Bolton during which they discussed the "future direction" of the strategic Indo-US ties.

14 Sep 2018


US: Ajit Doval to hold meetings with Trump administration officials

A week after the successful India-US 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is in Washington to hold meetings with top officials of Trump Administration.

05 Sep 2018


Ajit Doval sparks controversy by calling J&K Constitution an "aberration"

With petitions pending in the Supreme Court against Article 35A, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has sparked controversy by calling the J&K Constitution an "aberration" in the constitutional scheme of India.

09 Jun 2018

Indian Army

'Uri': Check out Paresh Rawal's awe-inspiring look as Ajit Doval

Paresh Rawal is among those few Bollywood actors who got better and better with time.

19 Apr 2018


Major reform: India sets-up new body for improved defense planning

In a major reform in Indian defense, the government has constituted the high-powered Defence Planning Committee (DPC) under National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

17 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Sushma Swaraj to visit China this week for SCO meeting

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit China later this week to participate in the Foreign Ministers meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation during which she will also hold talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

03 Apr 2018

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi targets Piyush Goyal for 'Shirdi ka Chamatkar'

Keeping up his offensive against the BJP, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today targeted Union Minister Piyush Goyal for his alleged links to the promoter of a company in default of Rs. 650 crore.

26 Nov 2017


Pathankot attack: In confidential NSA-level talks, India confronts Pakistan

Reports have surfaced about a secret dialogue between Indian NSA Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart, Lieutenant-General Nasser Khan Janjua.

04 Nov 2017


Alleged conflict of interest in Ajit Doval's son Shaurya's think-tank

In an exclusive article, the Wire has alleged that a think-tank run by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval's son Shaurya Doval reeks of conflict of interest.

07 Sep 2017


How India's real-life James Bond untied the Doklam knot

Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Kumar Doval is being seen as PM Narendra Modi's right-hand man responsible for the resolution of the Doklam standoff, on terms favoring India.

02 Aug 2017


#SikkimStandoff: China indicates talks with Doval didn't succeed

Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country would never "swallow the bitter fruit" that could harm its sovereignty and defeat "all invasions."

28 Jul 2017


Can Ajit Doval work his magic to resolve Sikkim standoff?

As tensions are boiling between India and China over the military standoff in Doklam, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met with top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi, on the sidelines of a BRICS security summit in Beijing.

27 Jul 2017


#SikkimStandoff: NSA Doval visits Beijing as China demands Indian withdrawal

Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has arrived in Beijing, where he will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and his counterparts from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries for a multilateral security meet.

20 Jul 2017


#SikkimStandoff: Ex-Chinese diplomat says Indian troops must withdraw or die

Liu Youfa, a former Chinese diplomat, said the Indian troops deployed at the disputed Donglang area (also called Doklam) could withdraw, be captured or killed.

15 Jul 2017


Meghalaya: Rape accused MLA appointed to state Assembly panels

Meghalaya legislator Julius Dorphang, accused of raping a minor girl, has been appointed a member of the Committee of Privileges and the Committee on Subordinate Legislation.

11 Apr 2017


UK says there's no excuse for terrorism coming from Pakistan

Britain's defence secretary Michael Fallon said there's no excuse for terrorism that "flows across" Pakistan's borders into Afghanistan and elsewhere.

26 Mar 2017


India US relations: Doval in Washington to improve security ties

Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval visited Washington to meet his counterpart McMaster and US defence secretary James Mattis, in an attempt to strengthen bilateral security ties.