One of the alumnus of my school was having a discussion with me when he suggested “Having left the word Balochistan in the document exchanged may be a mistake and does not qualify to be an elephantine one.” I was aghast! Don’t we get it?? My take is that this probably ranks as bad as the decision of Nehru to go to UN!
But maybe because I am just a layman, my words may seem like just an alarmist talk… here is a statement of arguably THE BEST Intelligence officer India has ever seen. At least his words, stark as they are, would make some of us to sit up and think! What about Dr. Singh? Is he apologetic about this?
“Since independence, many blunders had been committed on the Kashmir issue, but this one seems to be the biggest. Is the PM bartering Kashmir with Balochistan? The Pakistani media is already implying that the Research and Analysis Wing was involved in carrying out terrorist activities in Pakistan,” said former Intelligence Bureau chief Ajit Doval.
Ajit Doval is a Kirti Chakra winner – the only Police Officer to ever get one – and has a number of achievements to his name.
In Mizoram conflict, Laldenga of Mizo National Front had claimed that Doval had won over 6 of his 7 army commanders. He spent long periods of time incognito with the Mizo National Army in the Arakan in Burma and inside Chinese territory.
In Punjab he was behind the rescue of Romanian diplomat Liviu Radu and the success of Operation Black Thunder. Doval was actually inside the Harimandir Sahib in Amritsar, Punjab, in 1989 during Operation Black Thunder when security forces were charging in to flush out terrorists from there. He is said to have planned out the Punjab state elections of 1992.
Doval spent six years in Pakistan. He went to Kashmir in 1990 and persuaded militants (like Kuka Parrey) to become counter-insurgents targeting hardline anti-India terrorists. This set the way for state elections in Jammu and Kashmir in 1996.