Ajit Doval Becomes NSA again at 74, will continue five years as a Cabinet Minister




Ajit Doval (Image Credit: Twitter)

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will continue with his role in the new BJPgovernment with the Centre reappointing him as the NSA to Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday. Doval will have a five-year tenure, news agency ANI reported.

Doval has also been given a cabinet rank in recognition of his contribution in the national security domain, reported ANI.

A 1968-batch IPS officer, Doval is among the best operational brains within intelligence circles. He worked as an intelligence officer for over 33 years during which he served in the North East, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab. Doval had also done diplomatic assignments in Pakistan and the UK and later headed the IB’s operations wing for over a decade.

A twitter user Brain Johnston asked Subramanian Swamy “@Swamy39 Ajit Doval’s (74 years old) 5 year Cabinet-level appointment confirms what you have been saying that there is no age limit for Cabinet posts. Doval will be nearly 80 when he completes this term of 5 years.”

Swamy replied ”: It was Jaitely using his poodles in the media to give a spin on why some had to be denied their due. I would have preferred being told that they don’t like me”

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