When it comes to the best national intelligence agencies in the world you would think of CIA of the United States of America or the Mossad from Israel or the MI6 guarding the United Kingdom. But you have made a big mistake if you have under estimated the R&AW and its potential for the best secret operations of RAW would put any other intelligence agency to shame.
If you have assumed that RAW is any less than CIA or MI 6 you have perhaps not heard the stories of the best secret operations of RAW. Never mind, we will narrate them to you!
Borders aren’t made with barbed wires but it’s the soldiers with steel nerves that define the borders. The reason why sleep at peace is that we know that our valiant soldiers are guarding the nation and they would proudly make a sacrifice in the line of duty to ensure our safety!
This is often said and heard and we can never appreciate them enough for their brave and altruistic duty.
But then we often forget that they aren’t just the ones guarding us! The nation’s defense and security goes much beyond just the defense forces and the men in Uniform.
We appreciate and laud the soldiers but forget to extend gratitude to these intelligence agencies which have a much larger role to play in our security and national integrity than anyone else but they don’t even care if they are not appreciated!
They are just happy to serve the nation without any medal or recognition for there are some who have such an insane love for their nation. So we bring you the stories of the best secret operations of the RAW which are now declassified. These operations of the RAW will make you brim with pride and we bet everything on that!
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Whenever RAW’s contribution in Kashmir would be talked about operation Chanakya would always be talked about. This is a story of testing times in Kashmir and the emergence of ISI backed rebel groups trying to outdo the peace in valley.
But if ISI was smart RAW was smarter!
RAW formed a coalition of all the separatist groups and started to train and fund them hence breaking their allegiance with the infamous and terror spewing ISI of the Pakistan. RAW made ISI taste its own medicine and not only this but the RAW also collected substantive evidence of ISI’s involvement in funding terror in Kashmir.
The efforts of RAW also led to the formation of pro-India fronts in Kashmir which was a great boost to the restoration of peace in the valley. They literally did it the Chanakya way!
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Operation Meghdoot is another feather in RAW’s cap! RAW showed the world what real intelligence is with this operation. A London based garment set up that provided the Indian troops with arctic weather gear to help them survive in the northern Ladakh region gave RAW a tip that Pakistan too had placed an order for the similar gear.
A London based garment set up that provided the Indian troops with arctic weather gear to help them survive in the northern Ladakh region gave RAW a tip that Pakistan too had placed an order for the similar gear.
RAW was smart enough to not ignore this and efficient enough to research and make out that Pakistan was planning an intrusion in the Siachen. Based on this information the Indian troops took control over the Siachen Glacier before Pakistan could and dominated all the major peaks in the Siachen based on the very vital information facilitated by RAW.
If RAW did not forward this information or neglected the hint we might have lost Siachen to Pakistan and then like Kargil we would have lost many soldiers to regain it.
THE SMILING BUDHA
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This is the first instance of RAW undertaking an operation in India for RAW otherwise is meant to operate outside India. RAW has conferred the responsibility of maintaining the secrecy and security of a high profile nuclear program till 1974.
On 18th May 1974, India detonated a 15 kiloton nuclear device at Pokhran and made it to the elite nuclear club. No intelligence agency across the World got to know about it and all of them were in oblivion till India actually tested this and hence RAW in a literal sense outdid every other intelligence agency of the world!
Would you still under estimate RAW?
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This is a story of RAW’s excellence and a poor political leadership. RAW successfully managed to gather evidence of an emerging center for long range missiles in Pakistan, the Khan Research Laboratory in the town of Kahuta in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
RAW confirmed the emerging nuclear program by collecting and testing the hair samples of the scientists working at the Khan Research Laboratory from a barber shop near Kahuta. The hair samples corroborated the fact that Pakistan has found a way to enrich uranium for weapons. RAW made a plan to air strike the establishment and break Pakistan’s intentions in the field of nuclear weapon.
The hair samples corroborated the fact that Pakistan has found a way to enrich uranium for weapons. RAW made a plan to air strike the establishment and break Pakistan’s intentions in the field of nuclear weapon.
But thanks to the absurdness of the then Prime Minister, Morarji Desai who rather told the then President of Pakistan about India’s awareness about the a nuclear set up in Pakistan!
Pakistan then tracked down all the RAW agents in Pakistan and killed them. Since then India has ever been in dark about their nuclear programs! We almost had them by their neck, RAW had done an excellent job and we couldn’t have been more proud of it but then Morarji Desai proved why politics in India fails to make any sense.
THE SNATCH OPERATIONS
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These are the favorites of the RAW. These are very frequently taken up the RAW as a part of the secret operation of the RAW in terms of cross border intelligence.
Snatch operation is similar to the one the Bollywood movie, ‘Baby’ shows. Snatch Operations are the ones under which the RAW officers catch suspects in foreign countries and bring them to India foe interrogation at undisclosed locations after long processes of extradition. Over the last decade RAW has had around 500 snatch operations, hence we said that these are their favorite!
So after reading all of these secret operations by the RAW which you must note form only a handful of their operations since not all of the operations have been declassified you must be a proud Indian.
You must be proud of how RAW has outsmarted Pakistan several times and not just Pakistan but every intelligence agency of the world at times!
RAW is a shield to the entire nation and they do their job in the best possible manner without caring about medals and promotions!