Mumbai, May 11: Naval Chief Sureesh Mehta released a book 'Calling Sehmat' on a kashmiri woman who was a spy in Pakistan, written by retired commander Harinder Sikka on board the 'INS Vikrant' here last night.
Mr Sikka told mediapersons on the sidelines of the function that the real identity of the woman spy had not been disclosed in the book, whose title meant 'agreement'. While her husband was a major in the Pakistan Army, the son was a major in the Indian armed forces. During the Indo-Pak wars she had provided vital information to the Indian intelligence agencies which helped to ward off attacks on Indian warships such as the INS Vikrant, now berthed in the Mumbai harbour. The vital inputs had saved the lives of thousands of sailors in the Indian Navy during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
Speaking at the function the Naval Chief said the book was a tribute to brave soldiers, who had fought for the country and sacrificed their life. It refreshed the mind about the history of 1971 war.
Principal Secretary to Prime Minister T K Nair who was also present on the occasion said the book was a tribute to the humanity.
It Is the story of a humanbeing who had struggled for the Nation's safety by putting her life in danger.