New Delhi, 30 May-2014: Ajit Kumar Doval, former Intelligence Bureau chief who was widely expected to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pick for National Security Advisor (NSA), has been formally appointed the NSA.
Doval, a 1968-batch, Kerala-cadre IPS officer, is director of the New Delhi-based think-tank Vivekananda International Foundation.
Doval who worked on Mizo conflict in the early years of his career later worked in the Indian mission in Pakistan from 1983 to 1987. He was one of the key negotiators during the hijacking of the Indian Airlines aircraft, IC-814, to Kandahar in 1999.
(Input source: India Today)