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India’s secret intelligence service, known as the Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW) is less well-known than the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India’s premier investigative agency.

But R&AW is gaining a great public profile. Like CIA and Mossad, it’s espionage exploits are depicted in a premium cable show. With Prime Minister Naendra Modi’s more aggressive stance toward Pakistan, R&AW will be the cutting edge of Indian policy.

Limited details about the internal organization of R&AW can be found in Indian media. The paramilitary force is known as the Special Frontier Force, created to watch the Chinese-Indian border where the two countries fought a war in 1962.

Less well-known is the Special Force unit supports covert operations . India’s freedom of information law are relatively weak, so inside information is hard to obtain.

The Special Group is a special force of India’s foreign intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). It is tasked to undertake covert operations and is considered to be composed of the most elite soldiers of India. It is said to be responsible for conducting secret operations of national interest. With its confidential nature,

Source: Indian special forces | Special forces of India | Indian Army | MARCOS