Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: RAW

Tapan Deka appointed new IB director, RAW chief Samant Goel gets one-year extension

Deka, a 1988 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre IPS officer, will succeed incumbent Intelligence Bureau Director Arvind Kumar, whose tenure ends on 30 June.

RAW chief Goel could be longest-serving in decades, but Modi govt undecided on another extension

Samant Goel's tenure will end on 30 June unless he gets extension. Only a handful of RAW chiefs, such as founder R.N. Kao, have held the post for more than 3 years.

India shakes the Foreign Hand—Nehru to Modi, PMs have deepened ties with Western spies

Even as Indian governments have warned of the peril from the Foreign Hand, they’ve been warmly shaking hands with it for a while now.

Pegasus is seducing, but good intelligence isn’t just tech. India needs more than software

Things truly important aren’t discussed on the phone. India should introduce institutional reforms its intelligence services desperately need.

Don’t just look at defence budget. India’s intelligence services, police desperately need funds

India’s only security challenge isn’t on the LAC. There’s chronic anaemia in India’s police and intelligence services.

Book on Kashmir puts author’s father, an ex-RAW official, in spotlight

Twitter posts question 'ethical obligation' of Saiba Varma who recently released a book on Kashmir, note that she should have disclosed her father worked with RAW in the Valley.

Off The Cuff with Adrian Levy

Adrian Levy, journalist and author, was our guest at ThePrint’s latest edition of Off The Cuff. In a conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Levy...

Pulwama attack an attempt by external forces to bring India-Pakistan to war: Author Adrian Levy

Speaking at ThePrint's 'Off The Cuff', author and journalist Adrian Levy discussed the 2019 Pulwama attack, 2001 Parliament attack and the machinations of RAW and ISI.

SubscriberWrites: Why India must restructure RAW, recruit agents from different backgrounds

Like the US, India should have a wall of honour for agents who sacrifice their lives to ensure there is no war with Pakistan, writes Jay Desai.

No more tell-all books by retired intelligence or security officers without Modi govt nod

Govt brings retired officers under the ambit of needing clearance for publishing or making public any details regarding the affairs of their organisation.

On Camera


Mohammed Bin Salman awards the King Abdulaziz Medal of Excellent Class to Pakistani Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa | Twitter/Spagov

You won’t get rid of me Pakistan – I am your General, Top Gun, donkey farmer

I continue to rule Pakistan like Queen Elizabeth once ruled united India. China or Saudi Arabia, I am the new foreign minister too.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.