SE­CU­RITY CZAR 2.0

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Be­cause he is the first NSA to get a sec­ond five-year term in of­fice. Even in a Modi govern­ment top heavy with hawks in the home and foreign min­istry, he is still the go-to guy for na­tional se­cu­rity is­sues

Be­cause Do­val is one of a hand­ful of govern­ment of­fi­cials to have his own of­fice build­ing. Sar­dar Pa­tel Bha­van on Par­lia­ment Street houses of­fices of the NSA’s sec­re­tar­iat Be­cause the in­tel which led to the Balakot air strikes in Fe­bru­ary reaped the Modi govern­ment an elec­toral wind­fall, seen as a vin­di­ca­tion of his of­fen­sive-de­fence strat­egy against Pak­istan

COVERT CAUSE

Do­val re­fused to clear files the week­end af­ter the govern­ment was sworn in. Re­sumed work only af­ter the govern­ment con­firmed on June 3 that he had got a new five-year term as NSA

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