A problem of plenty: The reason why intelligence in India is failing


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In the month of April the Parliamentary standing committee on Home Affairs stated in its report that there were deficiencies in the intelligence agencies. The report also stated that there was lack of analysis of the “failure of the intelligence agencies to provide credible and actionable inputs regarding the attacks at Pathankot, Uri, Pampore, Baramulla and Nagrota. Let us examine the recent Sukma attack in which 25 CRPF personnel lost their lives. It was a horrific attack and what was very noticeable was that intelligence had failed on every count. Be it Kargil or the Mumbai 26/11 attacks, the focus post these incidents have been on the failure of intelligence.

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