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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 Report 1

The Kargil Report 1

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(p.162) 20 The Kargil Report1
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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/9780195678291.003.0086

The Kargil Review Committee was set up on 24 July 1999 by the Cabinet to examine the causes that led to Pakistani incursions in Kargil. The report of the Committee laid the blame on systemic failure, and made it clear that the committee's intention was not to find out who went wrong. This was odd as any probe into what went wrong necessarily exposes individuals responsible for the lapses. The report went into details and areas that were not pertinent to the issue at hand. The report simply blames 'deficiencies in the system', blames Research and Analysis Wing, censures a brigadier and leaves the government happy.

Keywords:   Kargil Review Committee, Pakistani incursions, Kargil, systemic failure, Research and Analysis Wing

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