Ajit Doval appointed as National Security Advisor for third time

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval will continue in his present role in the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, which was sworn in on June 9.

The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet approved Ajit Doval’s appointment as National Security Advisor, effective from June 10, 2024.

Doval, who became NSA for the first time in May 2014 soon after PM Modi assumed office in his first term, continued in the role in the previous BJP-led NDA government.

A 1968 batch IPS officer, Doval is a renowned counter-terrorism expert and an expert on nuclear issues.

He has served in Punjab as IB’s operational chief.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet also re-appointed PK Mishra as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Cabinet has also approved the appointments of Amit Khare, IAS (Retired), and Tarun Kapoor, IAS (Retired), as advisors to Prime Minister Modi.

Narendra Modi took the oath as Prime Minister of the country for the third consecutive term.

Source: https://ddnews.gov.in/en/ajit-doval-reappointed-national-security-adviser-pk-mishra-to-stay-principal-secretary-to-pm/