AjitDoval, an IPS officer of the 1968 batch, is the incognito version of the Indian scouts. Doval, aged 70, is the country’s spy master and is known to send shivers down the spines of India’s enemies. Serving as an undercover agent since 1986, Doval is an epitome of patriotism. He has fought all odds to achieve the security we wish for before we sleep, the peace we wish for when we see countries fighting, the satisfaction we wish for when we hear news of discord on the border. He has proved his mettle in every task he was assigned; earning the rights to be blessed with the title ‘The Real Wahid of India’, with reference to the movie, Hero: Love Story of a Spy.
Doval was born in Uttrakhand and received his education at the Ajmer Military School. He graduated with a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Agra in 1967 by securing first position.
AjitDoval is the 5th and current National Security Adviser. Doval, like any other NSA, works closely along side the Prime Minister.Doval has previously served as the Director of the Intelligence Bureau in 2004-05, after spending a decade as the head of its operations wing. AjitDoval is also the youngest person to win the Police Medal and the prestigious President’s Police Medal.In the 1980s, the Mizoram National Front was breaking India’s back with insurgency. Doval is renowned to have infiltrated the underground Mizo National Front, weaned away half a dozen of its top commanders and all but broke the back of the MNF.Doval spent 7 years as a secret operative in Lahore, Pakistan.He was in the Golden Temple in the days leading up to the Indian Army’s Operation Blue Star. He posed as a Pakistani Spy, gained the militants plans, their intel, reinforcements available to them and various other valuable information.Doval was also India’s main negotiator with the hijackers of Indian Airlines’ flight IC-814 that was hijacked and taken to Kandahar in 1999.
AjitDoval is also known to keep his opinions against Pakistan very vocal. Apparently, Pakistan is not the only country Doval has put his sights on. If speculations are correct, former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa lost the presidential elections earlier in January this year Maithripala Sirisena as he was in the cross hairs of Doval.Reportedly, Rajapaksa was seen as a nuisance to India as he favoured China. He unexpectedly lost the election and there is enough evidence that India played a role in assisting his departure.
Not every Indian lives so upright as to justify his birth in this sone ki chidiya. Doval is a living God to Indians. His contributions to India’s safety and our sound sleep are much more than demanding accolades. Reading and writing about him are mere gimmicks. Such a person as Doval commands great respect in the eyes of the Indians, and of course, the only way to reciprocate his gesture is to ensure our India is never devoid of people like Doval.