Ajit Doval

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

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.

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

28 Jul 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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-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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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

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

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

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.

Amit Shah meets NSA Ajit Doval to discuss Kashmir security-crisis

04 Aug 2019

Amit Shah meets NSA Ajit Doval to discuss Kashmir security-crisis

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday held a high-level meeting with National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and several other top security officials at the Parliament to discuss the Kashmir security crisis.

Center rushes 10,000 troops to J&K to strengthen counter-insurgency operations

27 Jul 2019

Center rushes 10,000 troops to J&K to strengthen counter-insurgency operations

In a bid to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order duties in Jammu & Kashmir, the Center is rushing an additional 10,000 central forces troops amid speculations about the scrapping of Article 35A.

US State Secretary, MEA discuss trade, H-1B visas and more

26 Jun 2019

US State Secretary, MEA discuss trade, H-1B visas and more

On his India visit United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Wednesday to hold talks on ways to bolster the Indo-US strategic relationship.

Ajit Doval reappointed as National Security Advisor, given Cabinet rank

03 Jun 2019

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.

UPA government didn't clear A-SAT missile-test: DRDO ex-chief on #MissionShakti

27 Mar 2019

UPA government didn't clear A-SAT missile-test: DRDO ex-chief on #MissionShakti

After PM Narendra Modi announced that India has become a space superpower with the success of Mission Shakti, former Director General of DRDO, VK Saraswat, blamed the erstwhile UPA government for delaying the space programme.

Pawan Khera likens Modi to Masood Azhar, Osama; sparks row

17 Mar 2019

Pawan Khera likens Modi to Masood Azhar, Osama; sparks row

A massive row erupted after Congress' spokesperson Pawan Khera equated Prime Minister Narendra Modi to terrorists during a program on a news channel on Saturday.

Weak Modi is scared of Xi: Rahul on Masood-Azhar issue

14 Mar 2019

Weak Modi is scared of Xi: Rahul on Masood-Azhar issue

As China again blocked a UN resolution to designate JeM chief a global terrorist, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he was "weak" and "scared of" Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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

12 Mar 2019

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.