Everybody knows about America’s spy agency CIA.But, do you know about our own country’s spy agency?What is its name?How are they operating? Only few one know about it.Here are some info about our agency, you should know.
The Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW or RAW) is the primary foreign intelligence agency of India. It was established in 1968.It was formed after India-China war.This war was great disastrous for India & its spy agency.Before the formation of RAW, India’s Intelligence Bureau was handling both the internal & external security. RAW’s tagline is taken from Mahabharat. Tagline is: धर्मो रक्षति रक्षित: (The law protects when it is protected).
So, there was a need to create an independent agency dedicated to foreign intelligence gathering.So, In 1968, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who had decided to form the Research and Analysis Wing. The IB would be involved in domestic intelligence gathering, while the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) was created as India’s primary external intelligence agency. Its main agenda was to monitor the world in general and South Asia in particular. R.N. Kao was chosen as the chief of this new organization . As its founder-chief, Kao had to do lots of hard work to build this organization from scrap. He was chief of RAW next nine years. He took over R&AW at a time when things were beginning to hot up in the subcontinent. He had unlimited access to Indira Gandhi. She reserved a meeting with him everyday for a daily update.
RAW’s first successful operation was the liberation of Bangladesh. R&AW played a highly important role in the Creation of Bangladesh. They gave arms and training support to the Mukti Bahini during the initial stages of the war. Amidst the mass killings and brutal rapes, Indian operatives would get into East Pakistan, arm the local population and capitalize on the frustrations brewing within.RAW established training camps along the border.
After that, there was 2nd successful operation was merging of Sikkim into India in 1975 as its 22nd state. Kao predicted that before China took control over Sikkim, India should be moved in & merged it into India. Delhi had publicly acknowledged the good work done by R&AW at that point.These are some outstanding work of our spy agency.Lots of operations are still undergoing but people and even politicians have no knowledge except PM office.RAW only report its operations and information to PMO office.And there is no official budget allocation for an intelligence agency or any Parliamentary debate on it.
Salute those people who work hard to make our nation safe from enemies.
Shishir Kharade is a Digital Marketer from the city of “Preeti-Sangam”- Karad. He has done B.E(Electronics) from K.B.P. College, Satara. Now, he is working as a Digital Marketer, Graphic Designer, Blogger for almost 4 years.