Vikram Sood

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Vikram Sood was a career intelligence officer for thirty-one years. He retired in March 2003 after heading the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), India’s external intelligence agency. He is currently Adviser at the Observer Research Foundation. He is also the author of ‘The Unending Game - A Former R&AW Chief’s Insights into Espionage’ published by Penguin Random House in 2018.

POLITICS

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The rose-tinted glasses we see Kartarpur through

The lead-up to the Pakistan visit by Navjot Sidhu et al has been bizarre. How do we understand this? What could now follow?

POLITICS

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Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered. But the US doesn't care because its interests lie elsewhere

The murder of one dissident journalist won't upset larger US-Saudi interests because of greater strategic aims, including targeting Iran.

POLITICS

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China's great wall: The mysterious case of the missing Interpol Chief

Meng Hongwei was reportedly detained over corruption. But Beijing is steadily 'vanishing' dissidents and diaspora Chinese from around the world.

POLITICS

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The US-India 2+2 Dialogue: When two plus two may not make four

Great changes are taking place around us. As China expands its influence, terrorism, instability and power games are growing. India and the USA will have much to discuss. The challenge will be reaching mutual satisfaction.

ART & CULTURE

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The Triangle: The Terrorist, the Criminal and the Spy

[Book extract] How Pakistan funds and nourishes terror organisations like LeT acting against India.