Ajit Kumar Doval is a retired officer of the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the fifth national security adviser to the Indian Prime Minister. After serving as National Security Advisor, Ajit doval also served as an Indian spy in Pakistan for seven years.
Ajit Doval – KC, IPS (Retd) & National Security Advisor
1] Early Life
Ajit Doval was born on January 20, 1945 (at the age of 74, as in 2019) in Ghiri Banelsyun, Pauri Garhwal, in the United Provinces, in British India (today in Uttarakhand, India). He attended King George’s Indian Military School (Ajmer Military School) in Ajmer, Rajasthan.
In 1967, Doval earned a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Agra. He was selected as an IPS officer from the Kerala cadre in 1968. He is known for his active participation in counter-insurgency programs in the states of Punjab and Mizoram.
2] Personal Life
Ajit Doval was born into a Brahmin family to Gunanad Doval, a member of the army. He is married to Anu Doval and has two sons, Vivek Doval, and Shaurya Doval. Vivek Doval is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a British citizen living in Singapore. Shaurya Doval is an Indian diplomat.
Ajit Kumar Doval started his career as a police officer in 1968 as an IPS officer in Kerala. He played a crucial role in the counter-insurgency operation in the states of Punjab and Mizoram.
In 1999, Doval played a key role in the negotiations for the release of IC-814 passengers in Kandahar, Afghanistan, which was under the control of the Taliban.
The hostage crisis ended only after India released three activists (Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh and Maulana Masood Azhar).
Doval also spent seven years in Pakistan as a secret agent for India. He disguised himself as a Muslim in Pakistan and transmitted important information to India during his stay in Pakistan.
In 1990, he was sent to Kashmir and convinced activists like Kuka Parray to become counter- insurgents against anti-Indian terrorists. His persuasion of Kuka Parray paved the way for the state election in Jammu and Kashmir in 1996.
Doval is responsible for the capture of six of Laldenga’s seven commanders during the “Mizo National Front (MNF) uprising,” which aimed to create a sovereign state for Mizos. He spent a lot of time in Burma and also in Chinese territory. He helped to merge the state of Sikkim with India.
Ajit played an important role in rescuing Liviu Radu, a Romanian diplomat captured by the “Khalistan Liberation Force” (KLF). The capture was carried out as a reprisal against the arrest of members of the KLF, the main suspects of the assassination attempt of Julio Francis Ribeiro, India’s ambassador to Romania. Doval participated in Operation Black Thunder in Punjab.
After his stay in Jammu and Kashmir, he was appointed minister at the High Commission of India in London.
In January 2005, he retired from the position of Director of the Intelligence Bureau. However, even after his retirement, he was actively involved in matters relating to the national security of India. He founded the Vivekananda International Foundation in December 2009.
Doval was named India’s 5th National Security Adviser on May 30, 2014. He was responsible for the safe return of 46 Indian nurses imprisoned in a hospital in Tikrit, Iraq. He visited Iraq on June 25, 2014, to meet with senior officials of the Iraqi government. On July 5, 2014, Indian nurses returned.
With the army chief, Dalbir Singh Suhag, he was also responsible for a military operation against militants operating from Myanmar. He was appointed Chair of the Strategic Policy Group (SPG) in October 2018. The latter is the first tier of the three-tier security of the National Security Council.
- The youngest police officer received a police medal.
- President’s Police Medal.
- First police officer to receive Kirti Chakra.
- Ajit Doval is the youngest police officer ever to receive the Police For a police officer, it usually takes a decade and a half to qualify for the medal.
- In Pakistan, while living as an infiltrator as a Muslim, a white-bearded man identified him as a Initially, Doval did not agree with this man and declared that he had converted to Islam. In the end, he had to agree with the man because Doval had a pierced ear. The white-haired stranger later confessed that he himself was a Hindu and that, after the killing of all members of his * * family for religious reasons, he had to live as a Muslim. He even took Doval home and showed him the idol of Lord Shiva.
- After retiring in January 2005, he wrote editorials for national newspapers and journals, and also presented national security lectures at leading institutes. He has also spoken at world events.
- In 1988, during Operation Black Thunder, Ajit Doval pretended to be a rickshaw He entered the Golden Temple and came back with crucial information. He convinced the militants that he was an ISI agent.