The Kaoboys of R&AW: Down Memory Lane
This book deals largely with those aspects of the working of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), of which the author had personal knowledge while serving in the organization for 26 years. The book traverses through India's contemporary history--most importantly the 1971 war; insurgency in the Northeast, Punjab, and Kashmir; the Emergency; the war in Afghanistan; and the intelligence imperatives and dispensation under Indira Gandhi, Morarji Desai, Rajiv Gandhi, V.P. Singh, Chandra Shekhar, and Narasimha Rao. Written with the purpose that a knowledge of the role played by R&AW in those events would possibly enable a better understanding of its strengths and weaknesses, it painstakingly avoids over-statements, exaggerations and spins.
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A brilliant account of the India's External Intelligence Agency - RAW and its complete history. The author who was himself an officer in the agency gives an exceptional account of all the big investigations done by the agency. He never shies away from praising the agency for its work but doesn't refrain for critizing it for the failures. A must read for Intelligence enthusiasts because RAW is one of the least talked about intelligence agencies in the world and yet one of the finest.