|No of pages||368|
|Published Date||06 Jul 2015|
Author : A.S.Dulat1 Books
A. S. Dulat (born Amarjit Singh Dulat in 1940) is a former special director of the Intelligence Bureau and former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) from 1999 to 2000. After retirement he was appointed as advisor on Kashmir in the Prime Minister's Office and served there from January 2000 to May 2004.
In 1965, Dulat joined the Indian Police Service from Rajasthan Cadre and in March 1969 joined the Intelligence Bureau. He graduated from Punjab University, Chandigarh.
Dulat served in Kashmir as Joint Director in the Intelligence Bureau from 1988 to 1990, which was arguably the most troublesome time in the valley. His interception into Kashmir politics in 1990 was through Shabir Shah, whom he termed as "big daddy of militants", having international links. Dulat then moved to Intelligence Bureau where he was promoted to the rank of Special Director. In 1999, he became chief of Research and Analysis Wing until his December 2000 retirement, then joining the PMO to advise on Kashmir affairs from January 2001 to 2004.
The Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari releasing the book ‘Kashmir The Vajpayee Years’ authored by A.S. Dulat in New Delhi on 21 July 2015. Also visible are Farooq Abdullah and Najeeb Jung.
In 2015, he came to the center-stage of a lot of media speculation on account of his book Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years.
In 2018, he co-authored The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace with Asad Durrani, former head of the Inter-Services Intelligence.
Dulat is a member of the National Security Advisory Board. He is regarded as one of India's leading experts on Jammu and Kashmir.
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