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

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Intelligence reports pointing to intrusion of heights were submitted to the Centre ahead of the conflict in year 1999, former RAW chief A S Dulat said at the Military Literature Festival here on Saturday.

Moderating a discussion on 'Wisdom of Spies', Dulat said the intelligence reports were shared with the Centre with all pointers gathered by the before the war started, a statement by the government said.

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

Earlier, Lt Gen (retd.) highlighted the importance of putting all the three defence wings physically under one unified command, ensuring convergence in decision making, the statement said.

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.

He also highlighted the need to invest more aggressively in acquiring language mastery in South Asian languages like Mandarin, Sinhalese and Pashto.

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

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 20:35 IST