Pune. Without intelligence agencies, no military operation is successful, said Army Chief-designate Lt General Manoj Naravane here December 21.
Speaking at the launch of book “R N Kao: Gentleman Spymaster,” by journalist Nitin Gokhale, he said “military operations and intelligence go hand in hand. In fact, whenever we have an operational briefing, it always starts with ‘khabar dushman ke bare main’ (news about our enemies) and that ‘khabar’ is what we get from our intelligence operatives.”
“I dare say that none of our military operations would have been successful, had it not been for the support we got from various intelligence agencies including Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW),” he said.
The armed forces owe to intelligence agencies for their contribution to the nation’s security, the Lt.General Navarane said.