Former chief of Indian army General VK Singh has praised Pervez Musharraf, the ex chief of Pakistani army for entering into Indian territory after crossing the LoC during the Kargil war. VK Singh also termed it as the failure of Indian intelligence.
Notably, Colonel (retired) Asfaq Hussain, who was a senior officer in Pakistani army's media arm during the Kargil conflict has claimed in his book, 'Witness to Blunder: Kargil Story Unfolds' that Musharraf had gone into the Indian territory in March 1999 while crossing the LoC and spent a full night at a place called Zikria Mustaqar.
Colonel Ashfaq Hussain has also said in his book that Musharraf had given the approval to the Kargil operation that was planned by three other army commanders.
General VK Singh, besides praising Musharraf, criticized Indian intelligence for failing to notice such a significant movement. “As a military commander, I commend General Musharraf that he came 11 kms into enemy territory and spent the night with his troops. It is a testament to his internal courage... on the other hand, from our side, what was happening all of you know…Why did we let them in? There were some lapses on our part,” said General VK Singh, as reported by NNIS.