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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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The Times of India. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Retrieved 16 January Throw in a sense of competition between agencies to be the first to report a threat, and it’s a miracle that any VIP stays alive!

Kaul now had another Kashmiri, Kao, for company. Though he reveals some details in between the pages, most of them were sketchy and open to interpretation.

Books Narrates various RAW Policies, strategies and the way relationship is handled with other foreign intelligence wings. Such reluctance was there even in other countries till the early s.

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.

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It’s hard for me to believe that any intelligence agency would have the power to foment such an organized movement single handedly without any help from other sources of disgruntlement amongst the Sikh population. Not recommended for others As a secret service it may have been better that way. He then worked for RAW for 26 years. Raman starts with analyzing the role of RAW in the war which saw Bangladesh break off from Pakistan.


Raman goes into considerable detail about the days and weeks leading up to the asssassination of Indira Gandhi. Oof will like to know some of the real operations done in past by India spies.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The book does not discuss details of the covert o I was always curious to read about India’s spy agency – and its worthiness.

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Pathankot, Surgical Strikes and More. Its mandate was to monitor the world in general and South Asia in particular. In his very last tweet, on May 31, he spoke optimistically about returning from hospital soon. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

I mean, kapboys absolutely minimal backing for this book and I am really disappointed kf Mr. Raman sir by the website: Careless and babbling politician including pawar and morarji Desai, carelessly leaked intelligence proving themselves imbecile, thus jeopardizing national security on og than couple of occasions.

He is also well regarded by his juniors. Raman manages to maintain a neutral tone and still gives enough meat to keep any student of international relations engaged. Some attribute this to a life devoted to adventure and espionage which made it very difficult for him to mingle publicly. Get ’em as CIA does”.

Raman one starts wondering where did they falter in their own lives. He had unlimited access to Indira Gandhi.

It is much less of planned assassinations, police chases in the enemy country etc. That takes guts to go on record about for an intelligence officer although he was retired at the time of writing it. That was a cheeky reference to the famous Robin Raphel.

If this is what you’re looking for, this is not the book for the job. This book seeks to break the reluctance in India in public interest, so that the nation as a whole may benefit from a well-informed debate. Having been one of the few surviving officers who were a witness to the Bahukutumbi Raman B. Raman strongly believed that covert capability was an indispensable tool for any state that had external adversaries.


The cats let out of the bag, seem quite tame. Return to Book Page. 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.

He mentions a particular US State department official within the first few pages who has caused trouble for India in Kashmir. Plenty of anecdotes, honest narrative and more than any other thing, subject of book itself makes this book highly readable. Kao, for a while, took up a job in a cigarette company floated by Pt.

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. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Sino-Indian War and the Indo-Pakistani War of caused the restructuring of the country’s intelligence apparatus, since real-time foreign intelligence had become a political necessity.

Oct 23, Anirudas rated it really liked it. Retrieved 14 August Nice insights into the intelligence world.