Ajit Doval Current Affairs - 2019

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Ajit Doval reappointed as National Security Adviser

Ajit Doval is reappointed as National Security Advisor (NSA) of India for another five year tenure. In recognition of his earlier contribution in the national security domain, he has also been elevated to rank of Cabinet Minister for this term. During his first term 2014-2019 NSA was given rank of Minister of State (MoS). About Read More…

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Government reconstitutes Security Policy Group under NSA to assist National Security Council

Union Government has reconstituted Security Policy Group (SPG) under chairmanship of National Security Advisor to assist National Security Council (NSC) in strategising on matters dealing with external, internal and economic security of the country. Security Policy Group (SPG) SPG will be principal mechanism for inter-ministerial coordination and integration of relevant inputs in the formulation of Read More…

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Defence Planning Committee to formulate military, security strategy, supervise foreign deals

The Union Government has formed Defence Planning Committee (DPC), a new integrated institutional mechanism that will drive country’s military and security strategy and guide defence equipment acquisitions. It will be under the chairmanship of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Key Facts The committee will be a permanent body and it will prepare draft national security Read More…

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India, Pakistan holds NSA level talks in Bangkok

National Security Advisor (NSA) level talks between India and Pakistan were held in Bangkok, Thailand. It was attended by India’s NSA Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Naseer Khan Janjua. Foreign secretaries S. Jaishankar (India) and Aziz Ahmad Chaudhary (Pakistan) were also present during the high level meet. Key facts Both sides in the meeting Read More…

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Myanmar Government inks peace pact with 8 ethnic rebels groups

Myanmar government has signed a peace accord with eight of the 15 ethnic armed minorities groups especially belonging to Kayin and Chin groups to end decades of civil war. The ceremony was held by President Thein Sein in Naypyidaw in the presence of six international witnesses including India, China, Japan, Thailand, UN and European Union Read More…

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Syed Asif Ibrahim appointed as PM’s Special Envoy for Counter-terrorism

Former Director of Intelligence Bureau (DIB) Syed Asif Ibrahim was appointed as Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Counter Terrorism and Extremism in National Security Council (NSC) Secretariat. His appointment was confirmed by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). His rank will be of Secretary to the government for a period of three years or Read More…

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Dineshwar Sharma appointed as new IB Director

Senior IPS officer Dineshwar Sharma was appointed as new Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB).  He will succeed Syed Asif Ibrahim. His name was cleared by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. About Dineshwar Sharma He is a 1979-batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre and has worked with National Security Read More…

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