Not only that, the former RAW spymaster also said that he would have loved to be the ISI chief. Dulat said that the reason for ISI’s supremacy was due to the anonymous status that it enjoyed.
“The most powerful intelligence agency is either KGB which no more exists or ISI, because they are very anonymous,” said AS Dulat while addressing a gathering at Time Lit Fest in New Delhi.
Dulat reiterated that he had not exposed any secrets in his book, which is titled Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years, and also said that he had just spoken on matters which were related to the public domain. Also, this is what he said when he was asked about the standing of RAW as an intelligence agency.
“I believe we’re as good as anybody else. We don’t have technical abilities but are fast catching up,” he said.
Earlier this year in July, Daulat had again caused controversy via his statement in which he admitted that India had funded pro-separatists and militants from the Indian held Kashmir, in order to quell their resistance and also to avert ISI’s influence in the region.
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The Inter-Services Intelligence agency is headed by Director General Lt.Gen. Rizwan Akhtar, who took office last year as successor of General Zaheer-ul-Islam.