New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and veteran journalist M.J. Akbar on Saturday termed the appointment of Ajit Doval as National Security Advisor as a good choice taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“I know him for a very long time. I think this is a good appointment, and the prime minister’s choice is a good one, and therefore, those who think about the security of the nation, will heave a sigh of relief,” Akbar said.
The Union Government on Friday had appointed Ajit Doval as the National Security Advisor (NSA) to the Prime Minister.
Doval succeeds Shivshankar Menon who served as the National Security Advisor of former prime minister Dr.Manmohan Singh from 17 January 2010 till 28 May 2014.
Doval, 69, is a former head of the Intelligence Bureau. He is an IPS officer of the 1968 batch from the Kerala cadre. He was the first police officer to be awarded the Kirti Chakra, a military medal awarded for valour for courageous action away from the field of battle.