Shri Ashok Karnik retired as Deputy Director Government of India’s Intelligence Bureau after 37 years. He has packed into this book matters dealing with terrorism, Sino-Indian conflict, Indo-Pak relations, black money, corruption and social problems. His analyses are informative, educative and absorbing. The book will be of interest not only to students of national security, strategic studies and political matters, but also to laymen interested in national affairs.
Chief Guest’s Remark on “Intelligence – An Insider’s View”
All his working life Ashok Karnik served in the Intelligence Bureau collecting valuable data that would be ultimately used for formulating government policy. As a thinking, intelligent individual he arrived at his own philosophy about various security issues that trouble us as citizens. These views, which are “An Insiders’s View”, as the title of the book states so succinctly, need to be read and digested by concerned citizens.
One may not concur with all of Karnik’s conclusion but his sincerity and integrity is never in doubt. The Intelligence community is invariably blamed by State administrations, their police forces and even by military or para military units sent to aid the States whenever they are caught unaware. The 26/11 attack on Mumbai is a glaring example. But no one is ever told, for obvious reasons, of the IB’s success stories, which are many. Also, the inefficiencies of our own uniformed apparatus is often drowned in the cacophony accompanying what are called “failures of intelligence”
~ Shri Julio Ribeiro – Former DGP, Panjab
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