Modi Govt Appoints Ajit Doval as National Security Adviser

Published: 30th May 2014 05:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th May 2014 07:08 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government on Friday appointed former Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief Ajit Doval as National Security Adviser to the prime minister.

Doval, who was IB chief during the earlier NDA regime of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, will be in office co-terminus with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi or till further orders, whichever is earlier, according to a Department of Personnel and Training order.

Known as an extremely efficient field operative, Doval was heading the Delhi-based Vivekananda International Foundation, a strategic affairs and security think-tank said to be close to the RSS-led Sangh Parivaar.

The appointment order was signed by B P Sharma, secretary to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

The Narendra Modi government had finalised Doval as its NSA earlier this week, according to sources.

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