I always wonder India have any spy agents in foreign countries other than Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh. Are any RAW activities in foreign countries? I searched for all the information on the internet but I found very little.
But I found a slice of information in Book of Kaoboys of RAW. This book was written by ex R &AW operative B. Raman. Every Indian should read this book if you want to know little more about your own spy agency.
As you know R&AW is India’s foreign spy agency. It collects all the data and acts against the enemy. There are lots of successful yet popular operations of R&AW in India and Pakistan.
Most of the operations you can find on the Internet. But, there are more operations which were quite more successful but not very popular. RAW’s operations are far more secretive than the CIA. We all know the CIA and we can find all the information about the CIA, how they work, how their operatives work and which countries their operatives are active and which operations have been done by them. All are live on Google! But..but… you will not this much information about RAW. One of the operation RAW successfully done was Anti-Apartheid Movement!
Most of the nations got freedom until 1990. But, some of the African nations were still under control of the British. They created the apartheid system. Minority white people will get authority over the majority of black African, Asian people who encouraged a state of repression just for the benefits of the white minority population. People of Africa started to act against this system. They started the Anti-Apartheid Movement(AAM) also known as Boycott Movement. British organisation was at the centre of an international movement. There were several organisations which started this movement such as the African National Congress (ANC), the South West African People’s Organisation (SWAPO) and the Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU).
Initial no foreign countries were involved in this movement. But, later India supported this movement. Not publically!! But still, India’s involvement was meagre. Later, these effects were increased during PM Morararji Desai under foreign minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s stewardship.
Do you know about India’s RAW involvement in Bangladesh freedom movement? Indian spy agency trained Mukti Vahini, gave them guns. Same thing RAW did in African countries also. Even South African scholar researchers Hussein Solomon and Sonja presented a paper of proofs in Delhi during their presentation.
By knowing this isn’t your chest filled with pride?? Even today, India still maintain good relations with African countries. In every foreign country trips of current Indian PM Narendra Modi’s, there is always one person present with him.. AJIT DOVAL!! In recent African countries visit, India sealed the deal with them even military and with the help of secret deals, India tries to improve spy agencies presence in African countries and simultaneously even more secretly helping to topple the same regime.
So, this is one of the few unknown and not so much famous operation of RAW in a foreign country.
Isn’t it exciting to know?? I will share more other breathtaking operations of RAW in a foreign country!! Stay connected!!
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.