'If any former heads of intelligence from chronically hostile countries ever undertook such a venture, I do not know; but indeed it had never been done on the subcontinent,' writes Durrani
Unlike Israel, India has not worn its successes in secret missions on its sleeves
Books of the week: From Shivani's Bhairavi to Isher Judge Ahluwalia’s memoir Breaking Through, our picks
Our weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar.
Special Frontier Force: Formed after 1962 war with China, secretive outfit was trained by IB, CIA and R&AW
It is important to note that the SFF is not part of the Indian Army but rather falls under under the Directorate General of Security (DGS), a covert organisation operating under the Cabinet Secretariat.
India-China standoff: Creeping land grab is classic Beijing feint; small punitive steps won't help, Delhi must prepare for limited war
The military operation to recover Galwan can be preceded by a set of punitive economic measures to show India means business.
Special Ops review: Neeraj Pandey's meandering spy thriller lacks the thrill and emotional heft of his earlier work
Special Ops is a fictional eight-episode limited series about a two-decade-long manhunt to nab the mastermind behind the 2001 Parliament bombing.
CBI bribery case: Delhi court takes cognisance of chargesheet, says no sufficient evidence to summon ex-special director Rakesh Asthana
A Delhi court on Saturday said there was not sufficient evidence to summon former CBI special director Rakesh Asthana in a bribery case lodged by the agency
WhatsApp hack: Congress should wait for facts to emerge rather than float conspiracy theories about Modi govt snooping
There are a lot of unanswered questions and loopholes in the narrative, but that hasn’t stopped the Congress from accusing the BJP-led NDA government of snooping and calling on the Supreme Court to take suo motu cognisance of these “illegal activities” and “hold the government to account”.
WhatsApp hack: Pegasus scandal highlights India's self-destructive lack of oversight over its intelligence services
In 2018, Citizen Lab first published findings demonstrating that an Israeli company, NSO Group, had exploited vulnerabilities in operating systems to create Pegasus, a system capable of hijacking targeted phones
Emraan Hashmi says Bard of Blood was the right show for his digital debut: 'I'm a huge consumer of Netflix'
On the sets of the upcoming Netflix Indian Original Bard of Blood, Emraan Hashmi talks about why he cannot play Bollywood's sleek spy.
Bard of Blood's Vineet Kumar on playing an undercover agent in Balochistan, and how he trained for the role
Viineet Kumar explains why Netflix's India Original, Bard of Blood, produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, was the digital debut he has been waiting for.
Govt plans to set up joint counter operation centre in Punjab for better inter-agency coordination as ISI seeks to reactivate Khalistani terror
The government is of the opinion that if the unlawful activities of the Sikhs for Justice are not curbed and controlled immediately, it is likely to escalate secessionist movements, supports militancy and incite violence in the country.
Daily Bulletin: Pakistan to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Yadav today; SC to hear Shahjahanpur law student's case; day's top stories
Here are today's top stories: The plea of ex-finance minister P Chidambaram against arrest in the INX Media case will be heard by SC today, Pakistan to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Yadav, and more
Pakistan to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Yadav on Monday, says country's foreign affairs spokesperson
Pakistan on Sunday said it will grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is on death row in the country, on Monday 'in line with the ICJ judgement'.
Key Balakot air strikes planner Samant Goel is new R&AW chief; Arvind Kumar takes over as Intelligence Bureau director
Before replacing Anil Dhasmana as R&AW chief, Samant Goel was heading operations for the external spy agency and was instrumental in planning the 26 February Balakot air strikes as well as the 2016 surgical strikes carried out in retaliation to the terror attack at Uri brigade.
Pakistan's ISI didn't share intelligence on possible terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Awantipora, claims Indian intel
Intelligence officials in New Delhi are pushing back against claims that Pakistan’s ISI has begun sharing warnings on terrorist attacks in Kashmir with New Delhi, saying that the warning of a bombing in south Kashmir’s Awantipora was made through an anonymous call, not a government communication
Woman moves Delhi High Court to have estranged husband, who filed 'frivolous' complaints about her 'terrorist activities' declared a 'vexatious litigant'
The lawyer urged the Delhi high court to restrain the husband from filing any further complaints against his client while the petition was pending before it.
Intelligence services in both Sri Lanka and India had focussed on the Tawhid Jama’at after the seizure of over 100 kilograms of military-grade explosives.
Jackie Shroff on his latest film RAW, playing roles no actor of his time would, and the art of blending in
Jackie Shroff says it doesn’t make any difference to him if he plays roles no one else would, because he has already received enough.
Romeo Akbar Walter box office collection: John Abraham's spy thriller rakes in Rs 22.70 cr in opening weekend
Romeo Akbar Walter has received mixed critical reviews and was an average scorer at the box office