The writer is a former special secretary, cabinet secretariat.
Kao founded the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) in 1968 and headed it till 1977. Within a short time after setting it up, he was able to recruit a large number of persons with special skills, not available through normal bureaucratic channels, with great results.
The BJP government has landed us at the other end of the spectrum in Kashmir by putting the army directly against the public, thereby exposing them to unending strain
A decade after 26/11, terrorist methodology has changed, state response remains woefully same.
Look back at the Narasimha Rao government for lessons on how to handle the current controversy over human rights in Kashmir.
Central government seems to be misreading the crisis in Kashmir
Another 26/11 anniversary has come and gone. We need to think about why terrorists appear to be out-thinking counter-terrorism machineries.
Much was gained by India and Israel, even before the two forged full diplomatic ties
MI-5’s rising workload has jeopardised the UK’s successful anti-terrorism project
US president can now use Russia’s alleged interference in US polls to corner Trump.
Quality of counter-terrorism, not currency crackdown, will prevent terrorism.
NBC News had in fact forewarned on July 27, 2016 itself that Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning elections could be sunk due to an “October Surprise”.
Government must publish the official chronicle of the role of intelligence before and during the 1971 war that was prepared under R.N. Kao.
Post 13/11 sloganeering at Antalya and Kuala Lumpur won’t be enough.
It didn’t create the Taliban. The elected government of Pakistan did
Former PM’s meetings with Isak and Muivah broke the ice, laid the ground for subsequent Naga peace talks