Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)

  • RAW is the primary foreign intelligence agency of India.
  • It was established in 1968 following the intelligence failures of the Sino-Indian and Indo-Pakistani wars.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Motto: धर्मो रक्षति रक्षित: (English: The law protects when it is protected)
  • It is under the direct command of Prime Minister and reports on an administrative basis to the Cabinet Secretary of India, who reports to the Prime Minister.
  • Its primary function is gathering foreign intelligence, engaging in counter-terrorism, advising Indian policymakers, promoting counter-proliferation and advancing India’s foreign strategic interests.

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