New Delhi: National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval has been awarded cabinet rank in Government of India in recognition to his contribution in the national security domain. Also Read - Delhi Police's Special Cell Visits Blast Site Near Israel Embassy, CCTV Footage Found

“He has been given cabinet rank in recognition of his contribution in the national security domain,” news agency ANI reported. Also Read - Blast Near Israel Embassy in Delhi: States, Airports on Alert; Jaishankar, Doval Speak to Israeli Counterparts

Further, Doval has also been granted a re-appointment for five more years as the National Security Advisor (NSA). Also Read - Country Witnesses 500% Spike in Cybercrimes Due to Limited Awareness: NSA Ajit Doval

A 1968-batch IPS officer, Doval had spearheaded the Intelligence Bureau (IB) before retirement. In 2014, he assumed the charge as the NSA Adviser.

India has conducted two surgical strikes, Balakot (2019) and 2016 surgical strike, under Doval. The NSA Adviser is also credited with solving Doklam conflict between India and China in 2017.