Datta Padsalgikar All Set To Become Deputy National Security Advisor

In the 26/11 terror attack, Datta Padsalgikar played a vital role in gathering evidence against Pakistan. Further, he has even served as an IPS Officer.

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Former Mumbai Police Commissioner and former Maharashtra Director General of Police (DGP) Datta Padsalgikar has been made the Deputy National Security Advisor. He will be replacing the current Deputy National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. 

Datta Padsalgikar is a 1982 batch IPS officer and worked in the Intelligence Bureau (IB) for 26 years, after which he was made the Mumbai Police Commissioner. In the 26/11 terror attack, Padsalgikar played a vital role in gathering evidence against Pakistan.

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Padsalgikar hails from a town on the Solapur-Bijapur border, he has a Master's degree in French literature from Pune. After serving initial postings as Additional Superintendent of Police in Nagpur, Karad and Nashik he was promoted and went on to serve as Superintendent of Police in Osmanabad and Satara, following which he served his first stint in the IB in the early 90s.

Padsalgikar would be the first Maharashtrian police Chief of Mumbai after almost a decade, after D.N. Jadhav who held the office between March 2007 and February 2008.

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