Author: A CompilationPublisher: Sage PublicationsYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 277ISBN/UPC (if available): 0761994661
An important document that will interest any serious reader, as also those working in the fields of international relations, strategic and defense studies and history.Four hundred and seventy four officers and men of the Indian Armed Forces laid down their lives in kargil to protect the integrity of the country against an act of war by Pakistan under the cover of a peace process initiated in Lahore. The Kargil review Committee was not set up to conduct an inquiry but to examine the sequence of events and make recommendation for the future. There are many lessons that the Armed Forces, Intelligence agencies, Parliament, Government, the media and the nation as a whole must learn. These have been set out in the Committee's findings which should stimulate introspection and reflection, leading to purposeful action. This is the authentic Report of the Kargil Review Committee with some deletions made by the Government in the interest of national security and as tabled in Parliament. The Annexures and Appendices, cited in the Report, are not included here for the same reason.