Ajit Doval is India’s National Security Adviser (NSA). He is a former Director of the Intelligence Bureau(IB)of India.He is a recipient of the Kirti Chakra, one of the highest military gallantry awards, the President’s Police Medal for distinguished service, and the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service.He takes on national and global security issues ranging from counter- terrorism to India’s strategic challenges.
* Police Career :
In 1968: Doval is an IPS officer from the 1968 batch of the Kerala cadre. He was actively involved in the anti-insurgency operations in Mizoram, Punjab and Kashmir.
1999: Doval was India’s main negotiator with the hijackers of Indian Airlines flight IC-814 in Kandahar in 1999. Uniquely, Doval has the experience of being involved in the termination of all 15 hijackings of Indian Airlines aircraft from 1971-1999. In the Headquarters, he headed IB’s operations wing for over a decade and was founder Chairman of the Multi-Agency Centre (MAC) a Multi-agency coordination body and Joint Task Force on Intelligence (JTFI).
* Here are other some facts which we should know about Ajit Doval :
#1. Ajit Doval is the 5th and current National Security Adviser. Doval, like any other NSA, works closely along side the Prime Minister.
#2. In the 1980s, the Mizoram National Front was breaking India’s back with insurgency. Doval is renowned to have infiltrated the underground Mizo National Front, weaned away half a dozen of its top commanders and all but broke the back of the MNF.
#3. Doval spent 7 years as a secret operative in Lahore, Pakistan
#4. He was in the Golden Temple in the days leading up to the Indian Army’s Operation Blue Star. He posed as a Pakistani Spy, gained the militants plans, their intel, reinforcements available to them and various other valuable information.
#5. In Kashmir, Doval persuaded prominent militants like Kukkay Parey, and turned himself and his colleagues into ‘moles’ in the terrorist outfit. He then pacified these anti-India outfits and turned them peaceful.This set the way for state elections in Jammu and Kashmir in 1996
#6. Recently, Under “Operation Raahat” Doval was responsible for getting back 45 nurses from Iraq when the nation was under fire from ISIS.
#7. Ajit Doval is also known to have a hand in Sri Lanka’s last Presidential elections. Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa lost the presidential elections earlier in January this year Maithripala Sirisena as he was in the cross hairs of Doval. Rajapaksa was seen as a nuisance to India as he favoured China. He unexpectedly lost the election and there is enough evidence that India played a role in assisting his departure.