R.N. Kao: Gentleman Spymaster is a biography of Rameshwar Nath Kao, the founding chief of India’s external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing. Written by Nitin A. Gokhale, the book was published by Bloomsbury India in November 2019.
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The riveting story of a spymaster…history doesn’t come more riveting than this. The research and analysis wing (r&aw), India’s foreign intelligence organization, is one of the most respected institutions in the world of espionage and Foreign intelligence today. It has played a vital role in almost all of the landmark events in India’s recent history—from the 1971 war to the merger of Sikkim, from discovering Pakistan’s nuclear program to the recent Balakot operation. Yet, as befits its role, very little is known about the organization. Equally little is known about its founder, Rameshwar Nath Kao, or RNK.
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🕵️"…it was pointed out to me that the Chinese Government had information that the KMT intelligence clique, as they called it, was planning to assassinate me." . 🕵️ Read the riveting story of RNKao, the founder of the research and analysis wing (RAW)- India's foreign intelligence organisation. Also, the author will be hosting an interactive session this week so go on and share your questions for him in the comment section! . . #BloomsburyBookClub #bookoftheweek #rnkao #RNKaoGentlemanSpymaster @vinayakniting
An intensely private man, RNK was the classical spymaster who operated in the shadows but built enduring institutions. A ruthless professional who believed in putting National interest above his personal preferences, RNK was also the creator of the secretive aviation research center, India’s premier technical intelligence agency. His finest hour was the role played by r&aw in the creation of Bangladesh.
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