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While Das describes the book as “brilliantly written” and “powerful”, she now feels that it is problematic.(HT File)

Book on Kashmir by R&AW officer’s daughter fans furore

By Sunetra Choudhury, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2021 01:53 AM IST
Saiba Varma’s book The Occupied Clinic: Militarism and Care in Kashmir has been published by Duke University in the US and Yoda Press in India.
The two were appointed to head the agencies in June 2019 for a fixed tenure of two years.(File photo for representation)
The two were appointed to head the agencies in June 2019 for a fixed tenure of two years.(File photo for representation)

Centre extends term of IB head, RAW chief by a year

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2021 03:48 AM IST
Kumar and Goel will continue to head their respective agencies till June 30, 2022, the order said. Their tenure was set to end on June 30 this year.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI Photo)

PM Modi extends tenures of both RAW and IB chiefs by one year

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 05:03 PM IST
While RAW chief Samant Goel has been keeping a keen watch of the India neighbourhood, IB chief Kumar has been monitoring Maoists, terror networks and political protests.
Stephen Hawking, a troubled chapter in the nation’s recent history, and miniature painting feature on this week’s reading list.(HT Team)
Stephen Hawking, a troubled chapter in the nation’s recent history, and miniature painting feature on this week’s reading list.(HT Team)

HT Picks: New Reads

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 04:57 PM IST
This week’s interesting reads includes a portrait of a genius, a former R&AW man’s look at a troubled chapter in the nation’s recent history, and a study of the remarkable miniatures in the TAPI Collection
RN Kao was the founder-chief of the Research and Analysis Wing or R&AW.(Pic: Sourced)
RN Kao was the founder-chief of the Research and Analysis Wing or R&AW.(Pic: Sourced)

Remembering RN Kao, India’s legendary spymaster

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 02:08 PM IST
RN Kao was a close adviser and security chief to three Indian Prime Ministers.
(From left) Ram Madhav and Manish Tiwari during the concluding day of Military Literature Festival-2019 at Lake Club in Chandigarh on Sunday(Keshav Singh/HT)
(From left) Ram Madhav and Manish Tiwari during the concluding day of Military Literature Festival-2019 at Lake Club in Chandigarh on Sunday(Keshav Singh/HT)

‘People will get their political rights ’: BJP’s Ram Madhav on abrogation of Article 370

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Aishwarya Khosla, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 07:25 AM IST
‘BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav says political dissenters will be released soon
Analysing the communications and matching it with other intelligence, security agencies have zeroed in on possible targets and initiated measures to counter the possible threat.(REUTERS)
Analysing the communications and matching it with other intelligence, security agencies have zeroed in on possible targets and initiated measures to counter the possible threat.(REUTERS)

Multiple agencies warn central govt of possible ‘terror attack’ by JeM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 09:42 PM IST
Multiple agencies like the Military Intelligence, the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) and the Intelligence Bureau (IB) have simultaneously warned the government of a possible attack.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said normalcy would return to Kashmir sooner than later.(PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said normalcy would return to Kashmir sooner than later.(PTI)

Stripping J-K of special status sound in law, says Amit Shah at R&AW lecture

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 10:59 PM IST
Ami Shah said the government had studied the legal position in detail before stripping Jammu and Kashmir of its special status and it is unlikely to face any serious legal challenge.
The current special secretary of RA&W Samant Goel is likely to take over as the next chief of the agency. Goel has won praise for his handling of the Balakot airstrikes.(HT Photo)
The current special secretary of RA&W Samant Goel is likely to take over as the next chief of the agency. Goel has won praise for his handling of the Balakot airstrikes.(HT Photo)

Senior-level bureaucratic overhaul on the anvil

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 07:54 AM IST
Defence secretary Sanjay Mitra superannuates on May 31 – a day after the new government is sworn in. It is not clear who will succeed Mitra; secretary of defence production Ajay Kumar is a contender.
Rajiv Jain, director of Intelligence Bureau, and Anil Kumar Dhasmana, head of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), have been given six-month extension.
Rajiv Jain, director of Intelligence Bureau, and Anil Kumar Dhasmana, head of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), have been given six-month extension.

Intelligence chiefs get 6-month extension

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 05:51 PM IST
Rajiv Jain, director of Intelligence Bureau, and Anil Kumar Dhasmana, head of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), have been given six-month extension.
Indian investigators have alleged that three middlemen — Christian Michel and two Italians, Guido Ralph Haschke and Carlo Gerosa — played a key role in the swinging the deal in favour of AgustaWestland.(File Photo)
Indian investigators have alleged that three middlemen — Christian Michel and two Italians, Guido Ralph Haschke and Carlo Gerosa — played a key role in the swinging the deal in favour of AgustaWestland.(File Photo)

CBI says Christian Michel key to AgustaWestland probe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2018 11:32 PM IST
Christian Michel’s father Wolfgang Michel was “well known” to Indian intelligence operatives. Old-timers in R&AW recall how Wolfgang was “handled” at the level of R&AW chief. The elder Michel developed deep ties with Indian political actors in the 80s and 90s.
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