Ajai Shukla, who has served in the Indian Army and is one of the leading strategic affairs experts in India, has in an interview accused the Government of purveying a ‘completely false picture’ of the disengagement on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
In an interview with Karan Thapar for The Wire, Shukla, who is the Strategic Affairs Editor of The Business Standard, claimed that the Government was misleading the media and planting false information. Shukla is not alone in making this claim. Several veterans and a section of the strategic community also maintain that the information fed to the media by unnamed sources in the Government and through WhatsApp forwards are not credible.
While Shukla has consistently maintained his stand in the column he writes for The Business Standard, in the interview to Karan Thapar, he makes the following points:
Shukla told Karan Thapar that he stood by everything he had written and pointed out that the government has not denied anything he’s written about Hot Springs and Gogra or the LAC being pushed westwards.
The full interview can be accessed on thewire.com