“…Raman’s Intelligence is a text book by an experienced intelligence officer who certainly understands the fundamental elements of the profession and provides a framework for successful operations, not only in India, but in any democratic society.” •- CIA Centre for the Studies of Intelligence
It takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the labyrinths of the shadowy world of Intelligence, both Military and Economic/Industrial. The author clarifies the structure of the intelligence community and the analytical organisations of the principal nations of the world. Raman’s deep personal involvement and insight into the strategic and organisational ramifications of intelligence gathering and interpretation by India’s neighbours like China and Pakistan make particularly engrossing reading. The author traces the development of the world intelligence community and also focuses the reader’s attention upon the perils of modern cyber-technology – the Big Brother is watching syndrome - of which, many of us are only barely aware. As an interesting sidelight, a number of little known aspects of Pakistan’s opium economy and the ISI’s stranglehold in both Pakistan and Afghanistan are revealed.
This book is invaluable not merely for those engaged in intelligence gathering and dissemination but also for every student of current affairs and indeed everyone who wishes to remain abreast of the current international political and military scenario.
Author: B Raman
ISBN: 81 7062 222 0