Ajit Doval: The Indian James Bond

This is about a person who is also known as India’s James Bond. Yes, we are talking about India’s current National Security Advisor, Mr. Ajit Doval.

The real story of India’s top spy master, super cop and 21st century star, Ajit Doval, is no less than the thrilling movies of James Bond. Pakistan still trembles with his name. Today, he is known as the country’s most powerful bureaucrat.

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As National Security Advisor, he has been given the rank of Cabinet Rank Minister. Sometimes as a rickshaw driver, sometimes as a rickshaw puller, sometimes as a citizen of another country by changing religion, sometimes with the help of his enemies to get all his information. In his 30 years of undercover journey, he has done such dangerous things that probably no one has ever done in the world of spying.

On the basis of his ability and intelligence, he brought the biggest enemies of the country to their knees. Today, he is 77 years old. But whenever we see him on TV or in any event, he still looks as fit and active as ever.

Even today, every small and big step related to Indian foreign policy and security is taken under his supervision. So, the question here is, what qualities does he have, because of which he made the impossible possible. In today’s video, we will discuss some of the important qualities and stories related to Ajit Doval’s life.

Friends, the year was 1945. Date, 20th January. Ajit Doval was born in a military family in Pauri, Garhwal, Uttarakhand. His father, Major G.L. Doval, was an officer of the Indian Army. He started his education from an Army school.

He completed his college education from Ajmer Military School. At the age of 22, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Agra. After completing his Master’s, he gave an exam for UPSC, and in his first attempt, he qualified for it and joined the Indian Police Service.

You can guess from this, that Ajit Doval was very sharp from the beginning. In 1968, his first posting was as an ASP in Kerala Carder. It is a coincidence that after a short while of his posting, a very unfortunate incident took place in Kerala.

On 28th December 1971, in Thalassery village of Kerala, amidst the Hindu and Muslim communities, communal tensions started to rise regarding some rumours. By the first week of 1972, these tensions took the form of a full-blown Hindu-Muslim riots. The entire area was in a state of tension.

Violence, looting and theft were on the rise from both sides. Seeing the situation out of control, the then Home Minister of the country, K. Karunakaran, started looking for a police personnel who could control these riots. Within a short time, a young and smart police officer, i.e. Ajit Doval, was spotted by the Home Minister, K. Karunakaran.

It had not even been 3 years since Ajit Doval came to the service. But due to his usefulness, his rumours were already spreading far and wide. His seniors knew that there was something special about him.

Because of this, Karunakaran chose Ajit Doval to control these riots. But then what? Within a few days, Ajit Doval convinced the people of both communities and not only calmed down the riots, but also cast a spell on them so that they were willing to return the loot. The work that the entire state police was unable to do, Ajit Doval did it all by himself in a matter of seconds.

Rumours of his prowess spread from Kerala to Delhi. Soon, due to his prowess, he was spotted by the intelligence officers in Delhi. And then he was called to Delhi from Kerala for Central Services.

In Delhi, he was sent to the Central Intelligence Agency, IB, i.e. Intelligence Bureau for deputation. Along with this, at such a young age, he stepped into the world of espionage. And from here, a young IPS officer began his journey to become India’s spy master.

Let’s take a look at his exciting journey. So friends, after almost 7 years of police service, Ajit Doval was appointed to IB. Initially, he was assigned some desk work for some time.

Coincidentally, in the 1970s, there was an insurgency in the northeast region of India. The states there were asking for an independent nation for themselves. If we talk about Mizoram state, there was instability at its peak under the leadership of a separatist Lal Denga.

He was running a separate parallel government there. The Mizo National Front was asking to separate Mizoram from India. This situation was very delicate for the Indian government in Delhi.

In this situation, IB decided that one of his officers would go to Mizoram and try to calm these insurgents. But the question was, who would do this? Now, there was only one answer. Yes, Ajit Doval.

After a few months of his marriage, Ajit Doval returned to his work. When he found out about the situation in Mizoram, he himself came forward and talked about going there. Everyone was confident that this situation would be solved.

Anyway, he went there and laid out his special strategy and killed all the enemies one by one. In fact, Lal Denga spread his terror on the strength of his seven commanders. These seven commanders were Lal Denga’s greatest strength as well as his greatest weakness.

And Ajit Doval attacked his weakness. He incited these six commanders in different ways. When Lal Denga found out that he had lost his real power, he had to kneel before the Indian government.

After a while, peace talks were held between Lal Denga and the Indian government. With this, the separatist movement of Mizoram was ended. Elections were held there and finally this mission of Ajit Doval was successful.

In a successful session with India in Mizoram, he was awarded the President’s Police Medal due to Ajit Doval’s immense contribution. In such a short service years, Ajit Doval was the first officer to be honoured with this medal. After Mizoram, the same thing happened in Sikkim.

Sikkim had not yet become a part of the Indian Union. The king of Sikkim did not want to have a session with India. But once again, Ajit Doval successfully merged Sikkim with the Indian Union.

By the end of the 1970s, the situation in the North-East was somewhat stable. But in the next decade, some new tensions were brewing in Punjab. Khalistani militants in Punjab started demanding for their separate country, Khalistan.

Militant groups started making Amritsar’s Golden Temple their safe shelter and started terrorizing the entire city. Things started getting out of control. By 1984, Operation Blue Star was launched.

Indian military personnel launched this operation to liberate the Golden Temple from the militants. And sent those militants away. But even after this operation, the Golden Temple was not completely liberated from the militants.

In 1988, Operation Black Thunder was launched to completely eradicate this problem. And in this operation, Ajit Doval played a very important role. You will be surprised to know that to get information about the remaining militants, he disguised himself as a rickshaw puller.

Not only that, with this disguise, he cast such a spell on those militants that they were ready to believe that this rickshaw puller is a Pakistani intelligence officer. Who has come there to help them. And then what? Taking advantage of this, he stayed inside the Golden Temple with those militants and collected all their small and big information.

And handed it over to the Indian Army. On the basis of this information, Operation Black Thunder was launched. And Ajit Doval was successful in crossing it.

Apart from this, if we talk about Pakistan, then this was perhaps the most crucial project of Ajit Doval’s work front. As we all know, in 1972, India conducted its first nuclear test. As soon as this test was successful, Pakistan was included in the list.

Immediately after this, Pakistan’s nuclear scientist, Dr. A. Q. Khan, asked for help from China and France to develop the Pakistan Nuclear Program. As soon as France got to know about Pakistan’s anti-India ambitions, it backed off from that program. But China did not leave Pakistan’s hand.

On the other hand, North Korea was also helping Pakistan in its nuclear program. As soon as Indian PM Indira Gandhi got to know about this, he set up his spy network in Pakistan and China to trace all these events in Pakistan. Ajit Doval was sent to Pakistan.

He disguised as a beggar and reached the city of Kahuta in Pakistan. He had a doubt that Pakistan’s nuclear program is going on in an institute called Khan Research Center. He sat outside the center and started tracking all the scientists who were coming and going here.

But he did not get any solid proof of the nuclear programs going on here. So after that, he went to that barber shop from where those scientists cut their hair. From there, he collected those hair samples and sent them to India for testing.

And in the testing, it was found that those hair samples are exposed to nuclear radiation. That is, he was convinced that Pakistan’s nuclear program is going on in the Khan Research Center. He very cleverly took out all the details of his nuclear programs and transferred them to India.

At that time, Indira Gandhi had been replaced in India and Murarji Desai had become the PM of India. Ajit Doval gave him these reports and proposed different methods to destroy Pakistan’s nuclear program. But for many political reasons, he was rejected every time.

That is, India did not attack Pakistan’s nuclear program, but Ajit Doval played a role in bringing the smallest information about such a confidential program to India. After that, Pakistan also became the iron of Indian intelligence. Anyway, in 1988, Ajit Doval was awarded with the highest gallantry award, Kirti Chakra.

Let me tell you that Ajit Doval was the first police officer to be given this military honor. Not only that, in the 1990s, he also used his precise negotiation skills to stop the militancy in Kashmir. During that time, Kashmir was free from the terror of the militants.

As soon as Ajit Doval came here, he manipulated the mind of a Kashmiri militant funded by Pakistan, Kuka Pare, in such a way that the Kuka Pare, who was an agent of Pakistan, after meeting Ajit Doval a few times, started helping India against Pakistan. That is, he also brought Kuka Pare on his side. After that, in 1996, elections were held in Jammu and Kashmir, and in these elections, Kuka Pare won the seat of MLA.

Another unique example of Ajit Doval’s magnificent negotiation skills was also seen during the hijackings of IC-814. As you must have heard, ISI was behind this hijacking. They wanted India to leave their 100 bloodthirsty terrorists to save their citizens and pay them 2 billion dollars.

But Ajit Doval could not tolerate this. But pressure was also increasing from both sides. But despite this, he once again instilled his fear in the minds of the militants due to his words.

After these negotiations, instead of 100, 3 terrorists were left. And apart from one passenger, all the passengers of that flight could return home safely. So you can see that due to his courage and sharp presence of mind, he toned down the terms and conditions of the hijackers a lot.

And with this, his operation was also successful. According to sources, from 1971 to 1999, Ajit Doval’s active contribution was in each of the 15 hijackings of the Indian Alliance. But his journey is not over yet.

And how? Let’s see. Post Retirement Phase So friends, after working for 7 years in the police force and about 30 years in the intelligence bureau, in January 2005, he retired from the post of IB chief. But even after that, he was actively involved in the politics, academics and especially national security matters of the country.

During this time, he led many renowned government and non-governmental institutions and security think tanks and delivered lectures on India’s security challenges and foreign policy objectives. He also published articles related to India’s security in many leading newspapers and journals. In December 2009, he established a leading public policy think tank, Vivekananda International Foundation.

And in this way, in his post-retirement phase, he was seen openly promoting India’s national security objectives in front of the world. But this phase of his life took a big turn in 2014, when the BJP government established its power in New Delhi. On 30th May 2014, PM Modi appointed him as the country’s 5th National Security Advisor.

As soon as he became the National Advisor, he faced a big challenge from Iraq. Actually, at that time, the terror of ISIS had spread in Iraq. In June 2015, ISIS imprisoned 46 Indian nurses in Tikrit.

Two months after becoming NSA, Ajit Doval reached Iraq in a very secretive manner. There he collaborated with his government and within a few days, he released all the Indian nurses from ISIS’s clutches and brought them back to India. Even after this, in the last few years, Pakistan carried out two fierce terrorist attacks on India in Odi and Pulwama.

In response to these two attacks, Ajit Doval himself was the mastermind of the successful surgical strikes from India. You will remember that in Pulwama’s surgical strike, Wing Commander Abhinandan’s plane crashed into Pakistan’s territory and he was captured by Pakistan. Obviously, Pakistan was not going to leave him so easily.

But Ajit Doval made a U.S. phone call from here, and from there, his counterpart put pressure on Pakistan. And within a few hours, Wing Commander Abhinandan was handed over to India. Although Pakistan calls it a goodwill gesture, but in reality, all this was the result of Ajit Doval’s fear.

So friends, this video will end, but Ajit Doval’s heroic stories will not end anywhere. The story of his life is actually full of thrill and excitement. But by now, you can imagine that in his 30-year-long career as a spy, he faced many dangerous situations alone and kept the security of the whole of India on his head.

During this time, many times the matter was made on his life, but he never took a step back in fear. Without fear, without hesitation, he was always adamant on his goal. He is very foresighted.

He thinks many times ahead of his enemies. That is why it is said that where everyone’s thinking is over, Ajit Doval’s thinking begins from there. Reading the minds of his rivals through his sharp mentality and playing with their psychology on the basis of it was Ajit Doval’s greatest quality.

On the basis of this, he flopped the plans of good masterminds. Apart from this, his passion and courage for protecting his motherland made him successful in all his work. So friends, this was the story of India’s most powerful spy master, Ajit Doval.

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