Essay

Intelligence & policy

Print edition : February 19, 2016

July, 1987: Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and the Sri Lankan President Jayewardene sign the historic Indo-Sri Lanka accord in the country's capital, Colombo.

Rajeshwar Dayal, then the Foreign Secretary, was witness to the birth of RAW during Indira Gandhi's prime ministership. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

B. Raman, former Additional Secreatary, RAW. He was one of the most upright members of RAW. Photo: The HINDU ARCHIVES

Subash Ghisingh. His party, the GNLF, was believed to have been infiltrated by RAW. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

It is high time that the rogue elephant that is the Research and Analysis Wing acquires a strong statutory mahout—a charter enacted by Parliament. This requires an all-party consensus.
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