ISLAMABAD: Former chief of Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) Amarjit Singh Dulat has expressed the confidence in Pakistani Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa that he can help resolve the issues between the two countries. “I think Bajwa Sab (Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa) be invited in Delhi and we should talk,” he said.
Asked can Gen Bajwa help resolve the issues between the two countries, he said, “I hope so.” He was exclusively talking to this correspondent by phone from New Delhi. Dulat served as the head of RAW, another Indian spy agency, under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He later joined Vajpaee’s Prime Minister’s Office where he kept serving till the end of Vajpaee’s tenure.
Dulat is commonly known as AS Dulat. He and Lt Gen (retd) Asad Durrani, former chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), recently authored a book titled, “Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion ofPeace”. The book which is yet to hit the shelves in market is making headlines in the media of both the countries.
Asked how was his experience of co-authoring a book with the former spy chief of a rival country, Dulat laughed saying “when initially someone gave us this idea, we thought that no one would believe in our writing even if we co-author a fiction”. He declared the experience as “pleasant”.
He disclosed that he had been meeting with Lt Gen (retd) Asad Durrani in track-two interactions and he is a nice man. “Initially, we authored two papers on Kashmir jointly and then someone gave us an idea of writing a book together,” he said.