15 June, 2021

Double Checking

Finally, V.K. Singh's allegations prompt a probe of RAW

Double Checking
RAW Lapses
  • Probe into the procurement of 27 antennas between 2000 and '02 from Germany's Rhodes & Schwarz at arbitrary rates
  • Also investigate the purchase of communication equipment for the Special Protection Group, without proper checks or mandatory approvals
  • Identity of the officers involved in these procurements is known
  • The probe is being conducted by a former special secretary of RAW


The irony couldn't have been more apparent. The government has finally ordered an investigation into the allegations of corruption in RAW made by Major General V.K. Singh (retd), an army officer who served with India's external intelligence agency. Singh's book, India's External Intelligence: Secrets of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), published last year, detailed the charges he was levelling. The book's publication led to...

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