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The government of Modi has two main power centres who have shaped Indian democracy, Shri Ajit Doval, National Security advisor and Dr S. Jaishankar, minister of External Affairs. Both known for their calmness and practical decisions.

At the G20 summit of 2022 in a viral video, PM Modi was seen, taking the advice of Dr S jaishankar. But how much do we know about the two most influential men in Modi’s government?

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Dr S Jaishankar, a man with few but strong words

Dr S Jaishankar has been in the news for his straightforward statements for years. Recently he finished an important meeting at the UNGA summit. Statements made during the 11-day visit to Washington Post are considered to be crucial for the Global expansion of India.

According to experts the outcome of this meeting would play a beneficiary role in India’s foreign policy. Mr Jhaishankar has reshaped Indian foreign policy by replacing the defence posture of it with calculated aggression.

 

Journey of Dr S Jaishankar

Dr Jaishankar has contributed two decades worth of work in the diplomacy and international relations of India. After completing his PhD and master’s in international relations from JNU. He cracked the Indian civil services exam.

Dr Jaishanker’s first posting was in Moscow Russia as third and second secretary. In 1985 as the first secretary he was transferred to the USA. Due to Cold War these two countries were not at good terms with each other. However, with his capabilities of Mr Jaishankar was able to balance India’s interest amidst these rivals.

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Between 1990 and 1995  Dr Jaishankar studied the political and economic prices of India closely. His posting in Tokyo  helped in improving the relations between Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori and India

 

After the 21st-century Indian foreign policy needed to be changed. Due to the collapse of the cold war and the increasingly global world order, US had become a huge power. To avoid India from being shadowed by it,  Jai Shankar strengthened his Alliance with like-minded regional allies. He enhanced the economic cooperation agreement between India and Singapore, leading to the flourishing of Indian businesses in Singapore.

 

Mr Jaishankar has supported open communication with both Pakistan and China. He believes in a cautious approach towards both countries.

In 2014 after an excellent career in diplomacy, he was ready to retire. However, Prime Minister Modi due to a lack of great expertise in external affairs extended his tenure. In 2019 after the rise of the BJP again Dr Jaishankar was posted as external affairs minister of India. In 2020 DR S Jaishankar crossed many more milestones. He tackled the Ukraine war allegations against India reasonably and efficiently.

In addition to Jiashankar’s capabilities which have helped India grow on a global level, the National Security of India and its laws has become more efficient under the command of Mr Ajit Doval.

 Journey of Ajit Doval

Ajit Doval, the fifth national security advisor of India, is a retired Indian police service officer from the Kerala cadre. Mr Ajit was born in Uttarakhand, in 1945. He was also the youngest police officer to be awarded Kirti Chakra, a prestigious award for military personnel.

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In 2016 surgical airstrikes across the borders of Pakistan were conducted under Mr Doval’s supervision. He also played an important role in the negotiation of the release of passengers from the hijacked IC-814 in the year 1999. Moreover, he ended 15 hijackings of Indian Airlines aircraft between the years 1971 and 1999

 

Ajit Doval is also known for his role in “Operation Blue Star” for gathering intelligence. He has worked as an extraordinary intelligence officer for IB throughout most of his career.

In 2019, Doval was reappointed for his position as National Security Advisor Advisor. Due to his sucessful run, he was given a cabinet rank in his second term.

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