New Delhi: Much before the Kargil conflict, the Pakistani Army had planned a Kargil type conflict when Benazir Bhutto was the Prime Minister of Pakistan. It was Bhutto who had turned down the plan of the Army and had stood her ground against the idea, according to a book by Rajiv Dogra, who was the Consul General of India in Karachi from 1992-1994 . The book also talks about the various contentious issues between the two countries.
In the book, “Where Borders Bleed: An Insider’s Account of Indo-Pak Relations” from 1992 to 1994 he has given a detailed account of the Indo-Pak relations.
Quoting from an interview given by Benazir, Dogra describes how she dismissed the idea of Major General Pervez Musharraf, the then DGMO, about such an operation.
The book covers historical, diplomatic and the military perspectives in almost 70 years of conflict. Dogra, a 1974 batch Indian Foreign Service officer have served as India’s ambassador to Italy, Romania, Moldova, Albania and San Marino besides being India’s permanent representative to the United Nation Agencies. He termed Benazir as ‘liberal by temperament’ whose western education ‘had made her more receptive in her relationship with the outside world.