Former IB chief Ajit Doval meets Narendra Modi

Former Director of Intelligence Bureau Ajit Doval on Monday met Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi and gave him a brief on security challenges facing the country.

PTI| Last Updated: May 20, 2014, 00:10 AM IST

New Delhi: Former Director of Intelligence Bureau Ajit Doval on Monday met Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi and gave him a brief on security challenges facing the country.

69-year-old Doval, who was the first police officer to be awarded `Kirti Chakra`, gave an insight to Modi about the threats that exist within and from outside the country.
"I was called for a meeting and I briefed him (Modi)," Doval said withouting elaborating further.

Doval, who runs an NGO `Vivekananda International Foundation` providing a platform for dialouge and conflict resolutions, is among the front-runners for the post of National Security Advisor in the new BJP-led government at the centre.

A 1968-batch IPS officer, Doval, known as the best `operational brain` within the intelligence circles, was India`s main negotiator with the hijackers of Indian Airlines plane IC-814 which was taken to Kandahar in 1999.
He had conducted anti-insurgency operations in Mizoram and finally brought insurgent leader Laldenga to the negotiating table by winning over six of his seven commanders.

Doval had also successfully planned the rescue of a Romanian diplomat Liviu Radu who was abducted by Khalistan Liberation Front in 1991.