Don’t we all just intriguing and thrilling spy movies? What comes to your mind when you think of ‘spy’? Meet India’s real life hero Ajit Doval who is loved and admired by Indians and hated by enemies (no points of guessing!)-
1. He saved 15 Indian airlines Air Crafts from hijacking from 1971-1999.
2. Doval was the main negotiator with the hijackers of Indian Airlines flight IC- 814 in Kandahar in 1999.
3. In the operation Blue star, it was Doval who posed as a Pakistani spy and collected information from Khalistani militants. He also rescued Romanian diplomat Liviu Radu who was kidnapped by separatists.
4. Doval played a vital role in persuading Kashmiri militants lime Kuka Parray to turn to counter-insurgency and even target anti- Indian forces! This led to normal elections in the state.
5. He was an undercover spy in Pakistan for 7 years!
6. In 1988, Doval was the first IPS officer to be awarded Kirti Chakra which, is primarily given as military honor.
7. On May 30th 2014, he was appointed as India’s fifth National Security Adviser.
8. He was actively involved in the anti- insurgency operations in Kashmir, Mizoram and Punjab!
9. Doval came to the Savior of 46 Indian nurses who were trapped in the hands of ISIS in July, 2014.
10. He is an IPS officer from Kerala cadre’s 1968 batch.