National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval has been given a five-year extension along with cabinet rank. Narendra Modi government has also given him a Cabinet rank recognising his contribution in the national security domain.
Doval’s extension underlines the confidence of PM Narendra Modi and top leadership within the government establishment.
Doval, a former spy, was appointed NSA on May 30, 2014. In November that year, he was appointed Special Representative of the Government of India to negotiate the boundary issue with China.