Ajit Doval to continue as NSA for next five years; given Cabinet Rank
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has been given Cabinet rank in the present government. This is in recognition of his contribution in the national security domain. His appointment will be for five years.
Last year, the government has set up a panel, headed by NSA Ajit Doval, to assist the National Security Council, which advises the Prime Minister on matters of national security and strategic interests.