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.
21 Apr 2023Narendra 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 2023China
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 2022Raghuram 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 2022Iran
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 2022India
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 2022India
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 2021Afghanistan
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 2021Narendra 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 2021Jaish-e-Mohammed
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 2020India
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 2020Ladakh
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.
09 Jul 2020Ministry Of External Affairs
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 2020India
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 2020Wang 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 2020Delhi 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 2020India
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 2020Delhi 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 2019Shashi 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 2019India
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 2019Pakistan 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 2019Amit 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 2019Narendra 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 2019Jammu 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 2019Narendra 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 2019India
Akshay Kumar to do a movie on NSA Ajit Doval
Akshay Kumar is on a movie-signing spree.
03 Jun 2019Government 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 2019Rahul 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 2019Rahul 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 2019Indian 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 2019India
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 2019Pakistan 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 2019White 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 2018Dubai
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 2018Narendra 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 2018India
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 2018India
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 2018Narendra 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 2018Mike 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 2018India
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 2018India
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.