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Intelligence was passed on to Centre just before Kargil conflict: AS Dulat

ANI  |  Chandigarh [India] 

Former (RAW) chief AS Dulat on Saturday said the "intelligence reports pointing to the intrusion of heights were submitted to the Central just ahead of the conflict.'

Participating in a discussion on 'Wisdom of Spies' at the Military Literature Festival here, Dulat said, "The intelligence reports were shared with the Centre with all the pointers gathered by the before the war started."

Dulat, who was with the at the time of the conflict, said the vital information was shared with then Union LK Advani, who was also holding the charge of

Earlier, Lt Gen highlighted the importance of putting all the three defence wings physically under one unified command, with convergence in decision making ensured. Cautioning against the current trend of NSA being the 'Intelligence Czar' of the country, Davar said it was one thing to have information but totally another to act on all available inputs.

Sanjeev K Longer, however, differed on the issue of collective unified command and said in a country like we need different heads who come together to contribute towards a crucial decision.

Earlier sharing their views during an interactive session on 'Valour, History, Politics, and Media' on the second day of Military Literature Festival-2018 here, defence experts were of the opinion that there should no politicisation of the defence forces, which was gradually creeping into the system.

The panelists included N S Brar, (Retd) T S Shergill, UK based Brig. Justin Maciejewski, Arati Singh, besides Actors and

T S Shergill that the media should play a pro-active role in boosting the morale of the armed forces to enable them to discharge their duties diligently with a sense of utmost professional commitment to safeguarding the integrity, security, and sovereignty of our country. He cited the 26/11 attack, when the media was telecasting real-time, which led the perpetrators to know about the counter insurgency operations.

N S Brar underlined the need for general debates in the public domain on matters related to Security and defence forces. "Thus, the intimate interface was required more frequently between the and defence forces on issues of higher defence management," he added.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 19:50 IST