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Gang-of-Four Planned Kargil, Keeping Pakistan in the Dark
Special SAT Report
WASHINGTON, July 22: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was not
aware of the Kargil Operation when he received Indian PM
Vajpayee in Lahore on Feb 20, 1999, a new book written by a
senior former police officer from Pakistan, and published
by a New York Publishing house, has revealed.
The book, Pakistanâ€™s Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army,
and Americaâ€™s War on Terror, is authored by Mr Hassan
Abbas, who is currently a Research Fellow at the Harvard
Law School and a PhD. candidate at the Fletcher School of
Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He has served in the
administrations of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (1994-95)
and General Musharraf (1999-2000).
The book examines the rise of religious extremism in
Pakistan, and analyzes its connections to Pakistan Army's
policies and the fluctuating US-Pakistan relations. It
includes profiles of leading Pakistani Jihadi groups with
details of their origins, development, and capabilities
based on interviews with Pakistani intelligence officials,
and operators of the militant groups.
The book contains new historical materials on Operation
Gibraltar (1965 War with India), conspiracy behind General
Zia-ul-Haqâ€™s plane crash in 1988, a botched military coup
by fundamentalists in army in 1993-4, the story of National
Accountability Bureau (from an insiderâ€™s perspective) and
lastly about how General Musharraf handled the volatile
situation after the 9/11 attacks.
Besides General Musharrafâ€™s detailed profile, the book
evaluates the India-Pakistan relations vis-Ã -vis the
Kashmir conflict, and Dr AQ Khanâ€™s nuclear proliferation
crisis. The book offers predictions for Pakistan's domestic
and regional prospects.
Author Hassan Abbas gives a graphic description of how the
Kargil disaster was planned and managed by the Army led by
General Musharraf who led a â€œGang of Fourâ€