|Intelligence is the important factor in the war , that will change the entire battle , Indian RAW paid a huge price for the erroneous , S.Fonseka now trying to do the damage control but the information he gets is shocking TRUTH but too late for him, poor village lads going be sacrificed in huge number very soon , the days now numbered .
Anyone with a military background will tell you that for an army to be successful in an operation of the size and magnitude in Sri Lanka, it must have excellent intelligence, freedom of action to plan and execute its operations, and sound logistic support
Unfortunately Rajiv Gandhi mainly accepted the advise given by RAW and other intelligence agencies, and decided to induct the IPKF. What we heard on the grapevine was that the RAW advisors had told the PM, 'We will have Prabhakaran in our custody within 72 hours.' This was never confirmed, but was an indicator of our poor intelligence assessment.