Doval is Special Representative for talks with China
Six months after coming to power, the NDA government on Monday named National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval as its Special Representative on boundary talks with China, paving the way for the dialogue to resume at this level. ‘Doval has been appointed as the Special Representative of India to conduct boundary negotiations and strategic consultations with China,’ a PMO statement said. ‘This arrangement will be part of NSA’s overall assignment,’ it added. NSA, with the rank of Minister of State, has generally been the Special Representative on boundary talks with China. However, Doval had so far not been nominated as the SR even though he had been appointed as NSA in May. The Chinese side is also represented by a Vice Minister- level official.