‘Musharraf crossing LoC shows failure of intelligence agencies’
New Delhi: Expressing disappointment over the explosive revelation that former Pakistan Army Chief Pervez Musharraf had crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in 1999 and spent a night on the Indian-controlled side, defence analyst Bharat Verma on Friday said this latest disclosure is a major setback for Indian intelligence agencies.
Verma, who was responding to a poser on Pakistan Army Colonel (Retired) Ashfaq Hussain's book 'Witness to
Blunder' wherein, he has exposed Pervez Musharraf and blamed him for the unwarranted aggression against India in 1999, and revealed that the former army chief had himself crossed over the LoC, said ''the revelation by Colonel Hussain, a former member of the ISI, Pakistan Army, in his book is a very major setback for India''s intelligence agencies''.
"If an army chief of an enemy country with four-star ranking is spending a night eleven kilometres inside Indian territory, it's a total collapse of the intelligence services of India, whether it is RAW, IB or military intelligence. That a general of the Pakistan Army can come in, can plan, can sleep inside Indian territory. And here, we are not talking of across the border intelligence, we are talking of intelligence failure right inside our own territory which is very difficult to digest for a citizen of this country," said Verma.