Indian RAW Agency
The Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) is the primary foreign intelligence agency of India. It was created in 1968 and operates under the jurisdiction of the Cabinet Secretariat. The agency's primary responsibilities include gathering intelligence from foreign countries, analyzing it, and providing strategic advice to the Indian government.
RAW is responsible for collecting intelligence related to political, economic, military, and scientific developments in other countries that may affect India's interests. The agency is also involved in covert operations aimed at promoting India's national security objectives.
RAW has been involved in a number of high-profile operations, including the covert operation in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) that led to the creation of Bangladesh in 1971. The agency has also been accused of involvement in several controversial incidents, including the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.
Despite its controversial history, RAW remains an important component of India's national security apparatus and is widely respected for its intelligence gathering capabilities.