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Ajit Doval Gets Extension As NSA Amid Jammu Terror Attacks, Mishra To Continue As PM Modi's Principal Secretary

Nishtha Anushree

Jun 13, 2024, 05:29 PM | Updated 05:29 PM IST

PM Modi with NSA Ajit Doval (representative image) (Source: @KiranKS/Twitter)
PM Modi with NSA Ajit Doval (representative image) (Source: @KiranKS/Twitter)

Ajit Doval is set to continue as the National Security Adviser (NSA) of India as the Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet approved his third term on Thursday (13 June).

"His appointment will be co-terminus with the term of the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) or until further orders, whichever is earlier," the letter signed by the Committee Secretary said.

The extension comes at a time when India is facing a series of terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. Doval is known to have orchestrated earlier surgical strikes and air strikes against Pakistan.

Along with Doval, Dr P K Mishra also received an extension as the Principal Secretary to the PM. Mishra is a retired IAS officer. His term will also be a co-terminus with the PM.

Both Doval and Mishra have been assigned the rank of a Cabinet Minister. They enjoyed similar perks earlier.

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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