Unraveling India's Foreign Intelligence: The Origins and Evolution of the Research and Analysis Wing

  title={Unraveling India's Foreign Intelligence: The Origins and Evolution of the Research and Analysis Wing},
  author={Ryan Shaffer},
  journal={International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence},
  pages={252 - 289}
  • Ryan Shaffer
  • Published 11 March 2015
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence
Indian intelligence has played a significant role in strengthening the nation’s position since independence. Despite its importance, the public has little understanding of India’s intelligence agencies as scholars and journalists have rarely probed the subject due to legal and political constraints. India’s Research and Analysis Wing (usually stylized as RAW or R&AW) is the country’s agency devoted to foreign or ‘‘external’’ intelligence. While most of the Indian public is familiar with America… Expand
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