Articles By B Raman

Role of R&AW during Emergency

Role of R&AW during Emergency

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Kaoboys of R&AW | Date: 17 Jan , 2015

When Kao had come to Paris to introduce me to Alexandre de Marenches, he was in receipt of a top secret coded message from a senior leader of the Congress (I), a Kashmiri, who was known to be...

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Indo-French intelligence cooperation: High expectations, poor results!

Indo-French intelligence cooperation: High expectations, poor results!

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Kaoboys of R&AW | Date: 29 Dec , 2014

The 1971 war highlighted two major deficiencies of the R&AW. The first was its poor capability for the collection of maritime intelligence in the Indian Ocean region. The second was its lack of...

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R&AW and Bofors

R&AW and Bofors

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Kaoboys of R&AW | Date: 15 Dec , 2014

I was posted in Geneva as Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of India (PMI) to the UN organizations based in Geneva from April 1985 to May,1988. I handled work relating to the International...

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Angry & Bitter with the State Department

Angry & Bitter with the State Department

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Kaoboys of R&AW | Date: 08 Dec , 2014

Throughout my 26 years in the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), India’s external intelligence agency, I was known as a man with a poker face. As someone, who showed no emotions or passion on...

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Mumbai 26/11: Islamabad's brazen attack

Mumbai 26/11: Islamabad's brazen attack

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 26 Nov , 2014

The war of civilization between the Muslims and the infidels has begun in Indian territory. So said the first statement issued in the name of the so-called Indian Mujahideen (IM) in November,...

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The Khalistani Terrorism

The Khalistani Terrorism

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Kaoboys of R&AW | Date: 27 Sep , 2014

In the first few years after India’s independence, the Sikh migrants from Punjab constituted the largest single group of Indian origin in the Indian diaspora in the UK, the US and Canada. Some...

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Spy vs Spy: When R&AW lost

Spy vs Spy: When R&AW lost

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 May , 2014

A spook spends his working life in a cloistered world—protecting himself, his relatives, his feelings and his joys and sorrows from unwanted curiosity. The special bonds that one develops in this...

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26/11: Pak Army Irregulars attack Mumbai-I

26/11: Pak Army Irregulars attack Mumbai-I

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 24 Nov , 2013

In 2008, India faced six major acts of terrorism in Indian territory outside J&K. Of these, four in Jaipur (May), Bangalore (July), Ahmedabad (July) and Delhi (September) were committed by some...

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Leh: Those magnificent Kaoboys on mule back

Leh: Those magnificent Kaoboys on mule back

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jul , 2013

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...

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Chinese Prime Minister’s visit to India

Chinese Prime Minister’s visit to India

By: B Raman | Date: 15 May , 2013

Prime Minister Li Kequiang of China, who took over in March last, is to visit India, Pakistan, Switzerland and Germany during his first round of overseas visits after taking over as the Prime...

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