Editorial Reviews. About the Author. B. Raman joined the Indian Police Service in and The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace. A.S. Dulat. The Kaoboys & R&AW: Down Memory Lane [B. Raman] on The book is indeed a memoir from the eyes of an ex-raw intelligence professional. THE KAOBOYS OF R&AW: DOWN MEMORYLANE BY B. RAMAN DOWNLOAD EBOOK: THE KAOBOYS OF R&AW: DOWN MEMORY LANE BY.

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Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear Fo. In his retirement, especially in the last 10 years, he was active in writing about strategic affairs, touching on a range of internal and external issues. Archived from the original on 30 September This was crucial in garnering diplomatic support for India’s actions in Bangladesh, much to the consternation of the US and Pakistan.

Conflicting reports on threats to a VIP are commonplace, as is the issue of common sources being used by multiple agencies which means information provided by different agencies is rarely independent, or that turf wars between agencies remain a blight. Views Read Edit View history.

The Kaoboys & R&AW: Down Memory Lane by B. Raman

Related Topics Chennai National death. He believed that all strategic thinking and discussion should have the oaoboys interests in mind, even though his analysis always took into account the political and social underpinnings of conflicts o crises.

He was a member of the special task force appointed by the government in to revamp the intelligence apparatus and a member of the National Security Advisory Board. Jun 25, Vijai rated it really liked it Shelves: His candid account of Indo-Burmese kaobboys is rare.

Raman starts with analyzing the role of RAW in the war which saw Bangladesh break off from Pakistan.


Rambling narrative, quite open and blatant One person found this helpful. Most of the time it’s a about what went wrong or what could have helped. The paragraphs are repetitive at a times and opinions are more inclined towards cynicism. Aug 28, Chintan Shah rated it really liked it. She reposed complete faith in him.

The Kaoboys & R&AW: Down Memory Lane

Kao maintained close connection with the new nation. But having known a few things more about it after this book, am not sure whether I should have read the book in the first place. Just a page of very subdued praises, that’s all.

No kaoboyys of Mr. But again, this seems far-fetched. Counter-intelligence remains a concern as there have been numerous instances of moles penetrating the PMO and RAW itself. See all 49 reviews. But Raman says that though the RAW chiefs appointed by raa successive governments were remarkably upright individuals, they seemed to turn a blind eye, or were outright ineffective, in dealing with these matters. Aside from those mentioned earlier, rivalry with other agencies, a lack of oversight of the agency by the parliament compared to the practice in the US and most democracies elsewheretroubles in preventing major attacks and issues with gathering certain kinds of human intelligence continue to plague the agency.

This kaoboyd my first time reading material of such serious nature but although being a noob I could sense sincerity in the author when he recounted some of the work he had done as an intelligence officer. Audible Download Audio Books. However this is first of its kind book to throw atleast some light on Indian spy agencies. A restrictive perspective with repetition of kaobyos.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Raman has explained the world of Intelligence agencies in simplistic yet thorough manner. Kao was deputed to the Intelligence Bureau I. The book cou Great account of how the agency works by an ex official at highest levels. He declined an offer by the Narasimha Rao government to be the intelligence coordinator for the north-east after his retirement, preferring to return Chennai. Pointing to the lack of coordination between the RAW, IB and Delhi Police, Raman sketches a depressing picture of the state of information sharing between agencies.


He could move things with just one phone call. Finally it leaves you wanting for more He was a team leader who rode out notorious inter-departmental and inter-service rivalries, which is commonplace in India. Gandhi; he would have retired in otherwise.

kaoboya He is ruthless in relatively minor misgivings of the governments of Morarji Desai, VP Singh and Chandrashekar, while casually grazes kaoboy the horrendous episodes of emergency and the Bofors scandal. Or the unwritten rules about spying, like the idea that liaison officers of an agency aren’t supposed to spy on the countries they’re posted in, or that host countries aren’t supposed to ill-treat spies discovered in the embassy of a friendly nation which ISI and IB reportedly never follow.

Such reluctance was there even in other countries till the early if. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 14 May Forgive me for digressing; On to the review of the book then. It discusses about the agency’s successes, failures, lack of man management, attitude of permissiveness which led to rise of moles, functioning under different governments.

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