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RAW in Sri Lanka

RAW in Sri Lanka Rita Manchanda Indian Intervention in Sri Lanka: The Role of India's Intelligence Agencies by Rohan Gunaratna; South Asian Network on Conflict Research, Colombo, 1993, WHAT happens when in a democracy foreign policy becomes a captive to covert intelligence operators? The Iran-Contra affair is the obvious example, an object lesson on the risk of intelligence agencies hijacking the diplomatic process. Closer to home there is Pakistan's Inter Service Intelligence (ISl), a virtual autonomous power centre which is accused of directing a 'proxy war' in India, Daily, newspaper headlines denounce the subversive and terrorist activities of the ISI in India. Ministers of the government publicly accuse the ISI of being responsible for terrorist activity ranging from the training and arming of militants to the Bombay bomb blasts.

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