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Detoxifying our politics PDF Print E-mail
KRISHEN KAK

VICHARAMALA no.91
Thoughts on issues of current interest, including instances of some double standards of our public figures, especially in the construction of Hindusthani identity (all those Macaulayan myths, and the hypocrisy that is Nehruvian secularism) - Krishen Kak

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THE MITROKHIN MYSTERY--PART III & LAST PDF Print E-mail
B.RAMAN

To what extent could Vasili Mitrokhin be considered a trustworthy source with access to sensitive details regarding the KGB's operations abroad, when he was in service?
Mitrokhin served in the operational division of the Foreign Intelligence Directorate of the KGB till 1956. He was then removed from the operational division because of his unsatisfactory performance and posted in the Archives in which he continued to function till his retirement in 1985----that is, for a total of 29 years. During this period, he was not posted abroad again. Nor was he sent out on foreign travel. This speaks of his poor professional reputation in the organisation. Would a man considered incompetent and untrustworthy for operational work be put in a job where every day he would have access to hundreds of sensitive operational files? Unlikely.

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