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THE SPY CHRONICLES

THE SPY CHRONICLES

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Buy Online The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI, and the Illusion of Peace. Extremely random and mediocre talk between two former spymasters.

 Authors:  A.S. DULAT, LT. GEN. Retired EX ISI CHIEF ASAD DURRANI, ADITYA SINHA buy online.AJN Books

 Sometime in 2016, a series of dialogues took place which set out to find a meeting ground, even if only an illusion, between A.S. Dulat and Asad Durrani. One was a former chief of RAW, India s external intelligence agency, the other of ISI, its Pakistani counterpart. As they could not meet in their home countries, the conversations, guided by journalist Aditya Sinha, took place in cities like Istanbul, Bangkok and Kathmandu. On the table were subjects that have long haunted South Asia, flashpoints that take lives regularly. It was in all ways a deep dive into the politics of the subcontinent, as seen through the eyes of two spymasters.

 Among the subjects: Kashmir, and a missed opportunity for peace; Hafiz Saeed and 26/11; Kulbhushan Jadhav; surgical strikes; the deal for Osama bin Laden; how the US and Russia feature in the India-Pakistan relationship; and how terror undermines the two countries attempts at talks.

 When the project was first mooted, General Durrani laughed and said nobody would believe it even if it was written as fiction. At a time of fraught relations, this unlikely dialogue between two former spy chiefs from opposite sides a project that is the first of its kind may well provide some answers.

 

 

 

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A.s. Dulat was Secretary of the Research and Analysis Wing, 1999-2000

 

General Asad Durrani was Director-General, Inter-Services Intelligene Directorate, 1990-91

 

Aditya Sinha is a writer and a journalist living on the outskirts of Delhi

 

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    The two former D's of the spy agencies of the countries that are not unfamiliar with animosity that exists between Pakistan and India have come together off the field and into the land of tale telling. In a much anticipated book within the intelligence community and perhaps even beyond, is a firsthand account of the operations, events and mostly opinions regarding the two countries by their former Chiefs of intelligence.
    The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI And The Illusion of Peace, is a written manifestation of many encounters that often occur between officials (serving or retired) on dialogue based platforms such as Track II.

    The book encapsulates the general human aspect by offering a rare glance into the comfortable conversation that takes place in the book between Durrani and Dulat. The former heads of spying agencies recall their times and events that unfolded in their respective countries. From Kargil to Kashmir, Lahore, Uri and Mumbai to Soviets and the US and Bin Laden, to the harsh terrain of Afghanistan to the ambitious China and back- the two share extensive information on what was or could be true.

    Their opinions hold each side guilty of not resolving the issues and while much is to be taken with a grain of salt, Durrani and Dulat shed light on the bitter sweet relationship of Pakistan and India. Aisha Saeed Daily Pakistan

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    Shahid Rana
    Great efforts by A Durrani

    Amazing book, should be considered by anyone interested in what's really happening between India and pakistan . Great efforts by A Durrani. Prof Shahid Rana University of Punjab

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    Dr Ahmed Yaseen Karachi
    Informative and interesting Book Spy Choronicle

    SOME TIME in 2016, a series of dialogues took place which set out to find a meeting ground, even if only an illusion, between A.S. Dulat and Asad Durrani. One was a former chief of RAW, India s external intelligence agency, the other of ISI, its Pakistani counterpart. As they could not meet in their home countries, the conversations, guided by journalist Aditya Sinha, took place in cities like Istanbul, Bangkok and Kathmandu. On the table were subjects that have long haunted South Asia, flashpoints that take lives regularly. It was in all ways a deep dive into the politics of the subcontinent, as seen through the eyes of two spymasters. Among the subjects: Kashmir, and a missed opportunity for peace; Hafiz Saeed and 26/11; Kulbhushan Jadhav; surgical strikes; the deal for Osama bin Laden; how the US and Russia feature in the India-Pakistan relationship; and how terror undermines the two countries attempts at talks. When the project was first mooted, General Durrani laughed and said nobody would believe it even if it was written as fiction. At a time of fraught relations, this unlikely dialogue between two former spy chiefs from opposite sides a project that is the first of its kind may well provide some answers.