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CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTSAn Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability$
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A. G. Noorani

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195678291

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.001.0001

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The Kargil Inquiry 1

The Kargil Inquiry 1

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(p.154) 19 The Kargil Inquiry1
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CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS
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A.G. Noorani

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0085

The government appointed a four-member committee on 24 July 1999 'to review the events leading upto the Pakistani aggression in the Kargil district. … and to recommend such measures as are considered necessary to safeguard national security'. The article contends that the terms of reference were quite vague. Contradictory statements by leaders including the defence minister further raised doubts about the inquiry and its scope. Democratic accountability demands a thorough probe, covering not just initial intelligence failure but also the responses of leaders of the government and the army.

Keywords:   Pakistani aggression, national security, terms of reference, Democratic accountability, intelligence failure

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