Intelligence restructuring: Govt to raise a new cadre of spies
The government is working on a concept paper to raise a new cadre of spies, the first attempt at restructuring the security architecture since 1968, when the external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) was carved out of the Intelligence Bureau (IB).
Government sources told HT that the idea was mooted by National Security Adviser AK Doval after discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Department of Personnel and Training was initially tasked with writing the policy paper but it has now been shifted to the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) that is directly under the Prime Minister’s Office.
“The work is at a preliminary stage but we are examining the feasibility of a specialist service that will feed all three intelligence agencies,” a source familiar with the draft told HT.
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