High level security meet of Home Ministry held: R-Day, J&K discussed

amit_shahNew Delhi, Jan 10: Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a security review meeting along with National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval. The focus of the meeting was on the ongoing protests at the universities and also those against the new citizenship law.

The situation in Jammu and Kashmir as well as the north eastern states were also discussed at the meeting, sources familiar with the developments told OneIndia.

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New Chief of Defence Staff in December: India has finally prioritised its long-term security goals

The appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff will bring about a lot of changes to the Defence sector. As these changes are set to take place in December, we see what this would mean for national security and India’s future.

Come December and India would witness one of the biggest military reforms. The bold announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15 regarding the appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) will take shape in December.

The Ajit Doval led high powered committee has submitted its report to the government. This has paved the way for the appointment of the CDS. The high-powered panel led by the National Security Advisor was tasked with the job of framing the terms of reference, the tenure of the CDS and also deciding on whether the CDS should be a five or four star ranked general.

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Ajit Doval led panel submits report on CDS appointment: Announcement in December

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New Delhi, Nov 21: National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval has submitted a report to the Cabinet Committee on Security, laying the rules to be followed for the appointed for the Chief of Defence Staff.

An announcement regarding the appointment of a CDS is likely to be made in December. The CDS would be the single point advisor to the Government on matters relating to the military. The advise by the CDS would also be binding on the three service chiefs. This would mean that the existing post of Integrated Defence Staff would be converted into the Vice Chief of Defence Staff.

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Inclusive approach, over a lakh volunteers: How Centre ensured India remained safe after Ayodhya Verdict

ajit-doval-SC-mnThe Supreme Court delivered its historic verdict on the Ayodhya case on November 9. One of the key concerns was the security situation. The job of ensuring that the nation remained peaceful was entrusted to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

One of the key concerns ahead of the Ayodhya verdict that was delivered on Saturday was the security situation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was insistent that there ought to be a closure to this issue and he had even said before the verdict that the judgment should not be seen as a victory or loss to anyone.

Post the verdict too, the PM addressed the nation and compared the scenario to the fall of the Berlin Wall, which acted as a unifying factor. The job of ensuring that the nation remained peaceful was entrusted to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

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Doval in Saudi Arabia: Crown Prince express understanding over India’s J&K move

New Delhi, Oct 03: National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval would visited Saudi Arabia held discussions with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Apart from discussions on a host of regional issues, the focus was on Kashmir, sources told OneIndia. The decision of the Centre to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir topped the discussions.

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Ajit Doval visits Saudi Arabia: Regional issues, countering Pak’s Kashmir narrative on the cards

New Delhi, Oct 02: National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval would visit Saudi Arabia today and would hold discussions with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Apart from discussions on a host of regional issues, the focus would also be Kashmir, sources tell OneIndia. The decision of the Centre to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir would top the discussions.

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Doval’s message to forces: Clean up the terrorists, avoid collateral damage at any cost

New Delhi, Sep 27: National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval who took stock of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has advised security forces to be on high alert and also step up operations against terrorists. Sources privy to the discussions tell OneIndia that Doval made it clear that there was a lot of activity that one could expect from across the border. He cited the recent intelligence warnings and also the drone incident in Punjab

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Doval in Srinagar: Analysing the situation before the big event on October 31

New Delhi, Sep 26: National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval took stock of the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir during his visit. He arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday amidst several intelligence inputs suggesting that Pakistan is upping the ante and would look to carry out strikes in J&K.

There was an orange alert that was issued after the intelligence reported that 8 terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohammad would look to strike at an airbase. Further, the Punjab Police found that drones from Pakistan had dropped off arms and ammunition at the border. It was also found that the arms were to be smuggled into J&K.

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India’s military doctrine set to be submitted, likely to define no first use policy

The Defence Planning Committee (DPC) headed by National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval has been working on the National Security Strategy (NSS) and will submit the same soon. It would be made public after the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) accepts the same.

The NSS which is the military doctrine is expected to define India’s position on no first use. Further the doctrine would also define the military threats to India. This definition would be used by the Indian military to decide on the amount of ammunition needed to be kept in stock. Currently India has an ammunition inventory for a 10 days intensive war. The doctrine would also spell out if the Indian Navy needs more aircraft carriers.

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To thwart Pakistan’s designs in J&K, Doval to stay back, not accompany Modi at UNGA

New Delhi, Sep 18: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will not accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his trip to the United States. Instead, the NSA would stay back in Delhi and focus on the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir as ample intelligence reports suggest that Pakistan may orchestrate violence in the Valley ahead of the UNGA meet.

Doval has decided to stay back in Delhi and focus on the security situation instead. Officials confirmed to OneIndia that Doval would not accompany Modi on his US trip. The decision was taken after assessing the situation and also the intelligence inputs that were coming in.

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