Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: RAW

Thoughtless banter, 15 mins of fame, Nusrat Mirza maligns Hamid Ansari’s ‘spotless’ image

From generals to journalists, Pakistanis are going all out to call Nusrat Mirza's claims fabricated and dubious.

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.

On Camera


A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.