National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will continue with his role in the new BJP government with the Centre reappointing him as the NSA to Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday. Doval will have a five-year tenure, news agency ANI reported.
Doval has also been given a cabinet rank in recognition of his contribution in the national security domain, reported ANI.
A 1968-batch IPS officer, Doval is among the best operational brains within intelligence circles. He worked as an intelligence officer for over 33 years during which he served in the North East, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab. Doval had also done diplomatic assignments in Pakistan and the UK and later headed the IB’s operations wing for over a decade.