NSA’s job is to formulate strategy, not be involved in tactics: Rahul Gandhi

Mumbai, Jan. 16 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval should not have been involved in the tactical operations to neutralise the terrorists involved in the Pathankot Air Force base attack earlier this month. He said Doval’s role was to develop strategy and not be involved in tactics.

“You have an attack in Pathankot, who is dealing with it? The National Security Advisor is dealing directly with the attack. The NSA’s job is strategy not tactics. There are people who are masters of tactics, they are called the NSG. It’s their job,” Gandhi told students at the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies here.

“It’s an event-based thing, it’s not a strategy. You must look for the person who knows how to solve the problem, and bring him on to your side. The biggest problem that India is facing today is massive centralisation of power. The power of our intelligence is not being utilised,” he added.

Earlier, describing Pakistan’s crackdown against Jaish-e-Mohammad members linked to the Pathankot attack as an “important and positive first step”, both the nations had agreed to reschedule Foreign Secretary-level talks, planned for January 15, and hold them in the “very near future”. (ANI)

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