India has no option except to forward dialogues with Hurriyat Conference & Pakistan over Kashmir, says RAW ex-chief AS Dulat
NEW DELHI –Research and Analysis Wing former chief AS Dulat has said that India has no option except to forward dialogues with the Hurriyat Conference and Pakistan over Kashmir, reported 92 News.
Talking to NDTV, he said, while referring to Vajpayee’s National Security Advisor Brajesh Mishra, that India will have to end its permanent dispute with Pakistan.
About Hurriyat Conference’s dialogues with the Indian government during the Vajpayee tenure, the RAW former chief said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should move ahead over the Kashmir issue.
About the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party’s defeat in the 2004 elections, AS Dulat said: “Vajpayee thought that Hindu-Muslim riots in Gujarat during the government of then chief minister Narendra Modi was the main reason behind the defeat of the BJP,” he said.
In his book ‘Kashmir-The Vajpayee Years’, AS Dulat said that the BJP government and Indian agencies failed in the Kandahar plane hijack case.
He admitted that he had bribed some Kashmiri organizations to lure them to India.
To a query about Indian funding to the MQM, he said that he had left the agency 11 years ago.
“The British agency MI6 should be asked about funding to Altaf Hussain who is its guest,” he said.