Next NSA? Narendra Modi chats up Ajit Doval

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    In the process of picking the national security adviser (NSA), the most powerful person in the security establishment, PM-designate Narendra Modi on Monday met one of India's finest intelligence professionals, Ajit Doval, for more than an hour at Delhi's Gujarat Bhavan. Doval is the former director, Intelligence Bureau.
    Modi discussed with him Kashmir, internal security, and the neighbourhood and beyond. Doval, a topper of IPS 1968 batch from Kerala cadre, has served with distinction in Mizoram, Punjab, Kashmir, Pakistan and the UK.
    He is the chairman of Vivekananda International Foundation, a security and diplomatic think-tank based in Chanakyapuri.
    Doval met BJP president Rajnath Singh after meeting the PM-designate.
    The Modi-led BJP government is fast acquiring shape. On Monday, the PM-designate focused on key bureaucratic appointments and met prospective candidates for the jobs of NSA, principal secretary and cabinet secretary.
    Senior sources told HT that Doval is being considered for NSA or minister of state for internal security if PM Modi wants a diplomat to be his adviser in the PMO. "If Modi wants to project economic diplomacy and a softer face, then the names under consideration are former UN envoy Hardeep Singh Puri, former foreign secretary, Kanwal Sibal and India's ambassador to the US S Jaishankar," said a senior BJP leader.

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