Vishal Kumar Verma

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  • The reviewer is a serving officer in the Indian Navy and presently commanding the Naval Flight Test Squadron, INAS 552, at Goa. The views expressed here are his own.

    Faith, Unity, Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan by Hein G. Kiessling

    The work of intelligence agencies is a grey area and any attempt to ‘lift the veil’ is an uphill task, shrouded in uncertainty and doubt, and suspect as to the authenticity of the information brought out into the open. Notwithstanding this, it has been established beyond doubt that intelligence agencies have a major say in strategic events both at the international and national levels. Given a free hand, they might end up ‘controlling the controllers’.

    January-March 2018

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