29 Facts About Ajit Doval


Ajit Kumar Doval was born on 20 January 1945 and is the National Security Advisor of India to the Prime minister Narendra Modi.


Ajit Doval was Intelligence Bureau chief and Indian Police Service officer from Kerala cadre.


Ajit Doval worked as an undercover spy of IB for one year in Pakistan then 6 years as an officer in Indian high commission in Islambad.


Ajit Doval spent most part of his career as a spy of IB.


Ajit Doval was the founder director of the right of centre leaning think tank Vivekananda International Foundation, before appointment as NSA.


Ajit Doval received his early education at the Ajmer Military School in Ajmer, Rajasthan.


Ajit Doval graduated with a master's degree in economics from the Agra University in 1967.

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Ajit Doval joined the Indian Police Service in 1968 in the Kerala cadre as the ASP of Kottayam district.


Ajit Doval was a spy of IB, lived in Pakistan for seven years and did espionage.


Ajit Doval was actively involved in anti-insurgency operations in Punjab.


Ajit Doval worked in Thalassery, Kerala, for a few months in 1972, before joining the central service.


Ajit Doval has the experience of being involved in the termination of all 15 hijackings of Indian Airlines aircraft from 1971 to 1999.


In 1988 during Operation Black Thunder, he infiltrated in Golden temple posing as an ISI agent, did espionage on Khalistani separatists, Ajit Doval gathered information about their weapons and made maps of their positions, he became an important member in their group gave wrong advices to them to sabotaged, it helped National Security Guards to win Golden Temple.


Ajit Doval played a role in intelligence for Sikkim's merger with India.


Ajit Doval was trained under M K Narayanan, the third National Security Advisor of India for a brief period in counterterrorism operations.


Ajit Doval was part of the team which sent to Kandahar, Afghanistan for negotiations to release passengers of hijacked aeroplane IC-814.


Ajit Doval was later appointed on the post of, director of the Intelligence Bureau.


Ajit Doval was one of the seven person who knew about India's highly classified 2019 Balakot airstrike, including Indian Navy, army, airforce chiefs and prime minister Narendra Modi.


Ajit Doval was awake that whole night with dignitaries in the war room.


Ajit Doval has remained actively involved in the discourse on national security in India.


Ajit Doval has spoken internationally at global events, citing the ever-increasing need of co-operation between the major established and emerging powers of the world.


On 30 May 2014, Ajit Doval was appointed as India's fifth National Security Advisor.


In June 2014, Ajit Doval facilitated the return of 46 Indian nurses who were trapped in a hospital in Tikrit, Iraq, following the capture of Mosul by ISIL.


Ajit Doval, flew to Iraq on 25 June 2014 to understand the position on the ground and make high-level contacts in the Iraqi government.


Ajit Doval is widely credited for the doctrinal shift in Indian national security policy in relation to Pakistan.

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Ajit Doval is widely considered to be one of Modi's most powerful and trusted advisors, with major influence over India's national security and foreign affairs.


Ajit Doval was an instrumental figure in revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.


On 26, Feb 2020, Ajit Doval walked the streets of riot-hit northeast Delhi to assess the situation and reassure the local residents.


On 15 September 2020, Ajit Doval walked out of a virtual SCO meeting after Pakistan projected a fictitious map omitting parts of India.