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‘Don’t need to edit Kargil War reports’

DNMUM441797 | 8/25/2019 | Author : Abraham Thomas | WC :405

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court saved the Centre from major embarrassment on Friday by shooting down Armed Forces Tribunal judgment that directed the Army to correct errors that had crept into 1999 Kargil War report.
In its order dated May 17, 2010, the Tribunal found that the role played by Brigadier Devinder Singh in Operation Vijay was “belittled” on account of bias and prejudice of his senior, Lt Gen Kishan Pal. Brigadier Singh, then in charge of 70 Infantry Brigade, was the first to forecast the build-up of Pakistani troops that finally led to the war, Lt Gen Pal dismissed his predictions as unrealistic.
However, the Battle Report forwarded by Singh’s superior painted him in a bad light, indicating how he was “superimpose
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