http://www.rediff.com/news/column/why-t ... 160105.htm
Why the Pathankot op has gone on for so long
January 05, 2016 08:59 IST
Inept handling by the National Security Advisor transformed what should have been a short counter-terrorist operation in Pathankot into an apparent debacle, argues Ajai Shukla.
But National Security Advisor Ajit Doval's inept handling has transformed what should have been a short, intelligence-driven, counter-terrorist operation into something that increasingly seems like a debacle.
For the peace dialogue to continue, India cannot afford to gift an aura of success to the terrorist 'spoilers', who will inevitably follow up with further strikes. If only for our own sake, India must competently defend itself........http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/th ... 160106.htm
".....Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com spoke to Colonel Shukla to find out why despite advance intelligence the terrorists still attacked the airbase and took precious Indian lives....
Why do you think the NSA asked the NSG to handle this operation instead of the army, which as you noted in your column, has the biggest contingent at Pathankot, almost 50,000 soldiers readily available?
It is quite obvious because he wanted the credit for himself. And this is how Ajit Doval functions. He is a credit-seeker.
Seeking credit at the cost of national security?
Exactly. At the cost of national security, people seek credit all the time. It is the prime area where people seek credit......."Since they are coming after him, he must be doing something good.