If sources are to be believed, the NDA government has already drawn up a list of retired intelligence officials who could be drafted to work as LG of J&K. He would also be provided with a committed group of intelligence officials.
According to highly placed sources even Telangana governor ESL Narasimhan, who is very close to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, also figures in the list. He is an experienced intelligence hand and had headed the IB. He is an expert in counter-intel operations and had also served as the governor of Chhattisgarh before becoming AP governor. The only aspect under consideration is whether ESL, who had been a governor for over 12 years, will agree to become a Lieutenant Governor, which is a notch lower than the Governor's position.