Published on October 30th, 2019 📆 | 8612 Views ⚑0
Former Maharashtra DGP Dattatray D Padsalgikar appointed as deputy NSA
Apart from Padsalgikar, former diplomat Pankaj Saran and former R&AW chief Rajinder Khanna also hold the post of deputy NSA.
A 1982 batch officer, Padsalgikar spent 22 years across two stints in the country’s premier domestic intelligence agency, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and rose to the post of Additional Director.
As Joint Director of the IB, he was in-charge of India’s western zone including Maharashtra and Gujarat and led operations against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the
A Delhi-based intelligence officer, who has worked with Padsalgikar, said it was Padsalgikar’s and the Mumbai Crime Branch’s “push” that ensured that Pakistani-American
“He was of the view that Headley’s live testimony in a public trial will expose Pakistan’s official support to the LeT’s 26/11 attacks’ conspiracy, especially since it had always claimed innocence,” the officer said. “But when Headley began spilling beans on the role of serving Pakistani army and ISI officers, Pakistan’s lie was exposed.”