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Ex-RAW chief defends Durrani over 'Spy Chronicles'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Former (RAW) AS on Tuesday defended former of Pakistan's (ISI) (retired) Asad Durrani, saying, "There are no new things in the book."

"His views are well-known. There are no new things in the book ('Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace'). This is very unfortunate that such things are being done to Asad Durrani," Former Raw told ANI on his and former ISI Chief who has been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) by

"Things written in book are his (Durrani's) memories. Even former Pakistan's said that 26/11 attacks destroyed Pakistan's credibility in If a former can get away with it, why not ISI chief?" added.

Durrani, whose, name was placed on the country's Exit Control List (ECL) on Monday met with the senior officers of the Army at the (GHQ) in to give an explanation for co-authoring a book with Dulat.

His placement in the ECL comes hours after he was after the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the former chief would be probed by a for views attributed to him in the book 'Chronicles.'

Durrani and Dulat co-authored a book named 'Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace' which has recently been published.

In the book, Durrani made certain observations, including a claim that then was aware of the US Navy Seals operation against in and that a special deal was struck between the US and Pakistani governments in this regard.

Post the book release, (retd.) Durrani was asked to clarify his position in the context of the military code of conduct that bars any serving or retired from making remarks that compromise the country's security.

The Spy Chronicles which has been a maiden effort by two former chiefs of rival agencies had been all over the news even before the book was published.

Earlier, Durrani defended himself saying the literary collaboration was simply a case of two people with experience in Indo-Pak affairs joining hands to discuss their respective perspectives.

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First Published: Tue, May 29 2018. 13:40 IST