Ajit Doval Story

Spymaster Ajit Doval was born in 1945 in Ghiri Banelsyun village in Pauri Garhwal in a Garhwali family in Uttarakhand. Doval’s father was an officer in the Indian Army.

He received his early education at the Ajmer Military School (formerly King George’s Royal Indian Military School) in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Later he graduated with a master’s degree in economics from the University of Agra in 1967.

Indian government awarded him an honorary doctorate for his contribution in the field of strategic and security matters, in science and literature from Agra University in December 2017 and Kumaun University in May 2018 respectively

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He is married to Anu Doval.

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He is son of Ajit Kumar Doval a former Indian Intelligence officer. Shaurya Doval was born in New Delhi. He has a first class BA Economics Honors from Hindu College, University of Delhi.

He qualified CA (Chartered Accountant) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (India) and also holds an MBA from London Business School and Chicago Booth.

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Doval joined the IPS in 1968 in the Kerala cadre. Soon he was actively involved in anti-insurgency operations in Mizoram and Punjab. Doval was one of three negotiators who negotiated the release of passengers from IC-814 in Kandahar in 1999.

During the Mizo National Front (MNF) insurgency, Doval won over six of Laldenga’s seven commanders. He spent long periods of time incognito with the Mizo National Army in the Arakan in Burma and inside Chinese territory.

In Punjab he was behind the rescue of Romanian diplomat Liviu Radu. He was inside the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1988 before Operation Black Thunder to collect critical information.

Later Doval spent six years in Indian High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan. Soon he went to Kashmir in 1990 and persuaded militants to become counter-insurgents targeting hardline anti-India terrorists. Later this set the way for state elections in Jammu and Kashmir in 1996.

Doval retired in January 2005 as Director, Intelligence Bureau. Doval has also spoken internationally at global events, citing the ever-increasing need of co-operation between the major established and emerging powers of the world

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On 30 May 2014, Indian Government appoint Doval as India’s fifth National Security Advisor.

Later Doval played a crucial role in ensuring the secure return of 46 Indian nurses, trapped in a hospital in Tikrit, Iraq in June 2014.

Along with Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, Doval planned a military operation against militants operating out of Myanmar. The mission was said to be a success with 50 militant casualties.

Defence Analyst widely credited him for the doctrinal shift in Indian national security policy in relation to Pakistan. Switching from ‘Defensive’ to ‘Defensive Offensive’ as well as the ‘Double Squeeze Strategy.

In September 2016, he mastermind Indian surgical strikes in Pakistan, which were extremely effective in neutralizing targets hostile to India.

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