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Nepal: Open Visit of R&AW Chief to Nepal on 21st Oct: Was it Necessary?

Paper No. 6695                           Dated 23-Oct-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
Many Indian Newspapers and some issues on Strategic Analysis carried the news that the R & AW Chief led a nine-member delegation to Kathmanu on 21st October by noon and is said to have returned the same night.  In all it is said that the delegations stayed in Kathmandu for nine hours.
 

India's Sri Lanka War: Intelligence Perspectives

Paper No. 6684                      Dated 20- Sep-2020

Col R Hariharan VSM (Retd.)

(This Paper was presented eleven years ago.  But the points mentioned are still relevant for those Scholars and Military Officials  interested in Strategic Issues- Director)

1.0   Introduction

Dealing with Pakistan

Paper No.6007                      Dated 13-Sep-2015

By A.K. Verma

History since inception of Pakistan shows that dealing with Pakistan has always been a frustrating experience.

Leh: Those Magnificent Kaoboys on Mule-Back down the Memory Lane

Paper No. 5475                                    Dated 28-Apr-2013

By B. Raman

In the external intelligence division of the Intelligence Bureau, headed by B. N. Mallick, DIB, and subsequently post-1968 in the Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW), headed by R. N. Kao, Leh was a coveted posting for young officers.

CBI Again Under Focus

 

Paper No. 5432                                                     Dated 22-Mar-2013

By B. Raman

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Government of Dr. Manmohan Singh have come under criticism for the perceived ham-handedness of the CBI in the investigation of a complaint regarding irregularities in the import of some foreign cars involving suspected evasion in the payment of duty.

Inder Gujral & Intelligence Agencies

 

Paper No. 5410                                                    Dated 27-Feb-2013

By B. Raman

‘The Hindu” of February 26, 2013, has carried an article titled “No Solace In This Quantum of Accountability” written by Samir Saran, Vice-President, and Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, Programme Co-Ordinstor of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF).It is about the accountability of the intelligence agencies.

Accountability of Intelligence Agencies

 

Paper No. 5390                                  Dated 13-Feb-2013

By B. Raman

Intelligence agencies have to be accountable to the Executive. Otherwise, there will be no secrecy in their functioning. Without effective secrecy, there cannot be clandestine collection of intelligence having a bearing on national security. Nowhere in the world ---not even in the much cited US--- is the executive not primarily responsible for the effective functioning of the clandestine agencies.

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