Government may make classified war records public


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Oct 5, 2009
Government may make classified war records public

NEW DELHI: Faced with an intense public pressure, government might soon make public the classified war records pertaining to 1962 Sino-Indian war and 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak conflicts.

"A committee to review the publication of war histories, constituted by the government, has given its recommendations," Defence Minister AK Antony said in Lok Sabha on Monday.

In a written reply, the Minister said: "The recommendations of the committee are being considered for arriving at a final decision on the issue."

Though the government has come out with an official history of the 1948 Indo-Pak war, it is yet to make public the classified records of 1962 war with China and 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak conflicts.

If the government takes a positive decision then it would be for the first time that the Henderson Brook report which went into the Indian Army debacle would be thrown open to public scrutiny.

Recently, former Army Chief General JJ Singh before laying down office had suggested that histories of the conflict with China and Indo-Pak wars should be made available to military strategist and other stakeholders to draw the right lessons from them.

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