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RAW: India's Intelligence Agency - A Comprehensive Guide.



  Sep 26, 2023

The Research and Analysis Wing (RAW): An Overview



Founding & History

Established on September 21,1968
Context: Indo-China war of 1962 and India-Pakistan war of 1965

Mission

Primary aim: Intelligence gathering and analysis
Focus areas: National security and foreign affairs

Scope of Operations

Operates both within India and internationally

Intelligence methods:

Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
Signal Intelligence (SIGINT)
Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Counterterrorism

Crucial role in counterterrorism efforts
Intelligence sharing to thwart threats against India

Foreign Relations

Shapes India’s foreign policy
Provides insights into foreign governments and organizations

Secrecy

Operations and activities largely classified
Sensitive nature of work

Leadership

Headed by a Secretary
Reports directly to the Prime Minister of India

Coordination

Works with other Indian intelligence agencies
Intelligence Bureau (IB)
Military intelligence agencies

Notable Operations

Involved in critical intelligence operations
Specifics often undisclosed due to sensitive nature

Disclaimer

Discussing specific operations can be sensitive
Much of the work remains classified for national security reasons


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