ISI the culprit, wrote Bhutto
The ISI tried to wreck the “budding relationship” between Rajiv Gandhi and Benazir Bhutto, the then young premiers of India and Pakistan, who were willing to ‘think out of the box’ to break the stalemate in ties, the slain Pakistani leader said in her last book released on Monday.
Benazir Bhutto, in her book Benazir Bhutto — Reconciliation, Islam, Democracy & the West, wrote that the Inter Services Intelligence even accused her of being an “Indian agent” and tried to scuttle the initiatives taken by both the leaders.
Bhutto said she was proud of her work with Rajiv Gandhi as both were committed to improve relations between the two countries.
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