Vice-President Ansari releases Dulat’s book ‘Kashmir: the Vajpayee Years’

New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Tuesday released the book entitled “Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years” authored by former head of R&AW, A.S. Dulat, with senior journalist Aditya Sinha.

Addressing on the occasion, the Vice-President said that an occasion like this is rare and it does signal health rather than ill health of the Republic.

He said that since times immemorial, imperatives of statecraft have necessitated resort to intelligence operations and the use of intelligence agents.

The Vice President opined that for this reason if for no other, the rendition of happenings by Dulat, as he perceived them, is to be welcomed.

The contents speak for themselves; the gaps and asides are suggestive and reveal much to the initiated. The subject remains on the front burner. He felicitated Dulat for daring to wade into these choppy waters.

In his book, Dulat gives a sweeping account of the difficulties, successes and near triumphs in the effort to bring back Kashmir from the brink.

The authors have shown the players, the politics, the strategies and the true intent and sheer ruthlessness of the meddlers from across the border. (ANI)

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