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Ajit Doval appointed National Security Advisor

New Delhi

30-May-2014

Former Intelligence Bureau chief Ajit Doval was Friday appointed the National Security Advisor.

Doval's appointment comes after his name was cleared by the appointments committee of the cabinet (ACC), according to the Press Information Bureau's Twitter handle.

Doval, who was Intelligence Bureau chief 2004-05, was director of the Vivekananda International Foundation, a think tank.

Considered close to senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani, Doval's name had been doing the rounds for the post of the NSA.- IANS