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The US State Department report said that Indian security agencies were effective in disrupting terror threats despite some gaps in intelligence and information sharing.
Intelligence agencies are keen to interrogate Mohammad Zubair about the al Qaeda as well as his brother, who had travelled to Yemen in 2009 to meet key members of the terror group.
Story about the disappearance of ex-ISI officer Mohammad Habib first surfaced in Pakistani WhatsApp groups and was subsequently picked up by the media.
The RAW is being forced to move faster, but sometimes this comes at the cost of digging deeper.
The book is neither a memoir nor an insider’s account of the organisation. It's more of a primer, written by that rare intellectual among spies. India is a country where everyone has an opinion about intelligence but few have any idea about how to go about it. Journalists hold forth at length about ‘what is wrong with R&AW and… how to fix it’ but have little clue as to how it functions. Politicians regard it as ‘something that needs to be done but is almost certainly doomed to fail’ and not an ‘essential part of statecraft’ as it is in rest of the world. Vikram Sood's The Unending Game is not another fireside chat of a superannuated sleuth in between Track 2 junkets. He comes across as more of a George Smiley by disposition with the intellect of John Le Carre. But it is not a thriller that he has written. Sood...