TIME: 13:00-14:00, 9th October 2017
VENUE: Committee Room 5, House of Commons
Houses of Parliament, SW1A 0AA
Amarjit Singh Dulat
Former Special Director of the Intelligence Bureau and former Chief of the Research and Analysis Wing
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The Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) is the primary foreign intelligence agency of India. Since its establishment in 1968, the activities and functions of the organisation have remained highly confidential and declassification of past operations are very uncommon. R&AW primary focus is on their neighbour, Pakistan and the long standing conflict in Kashmir but recently attention has also shifted to the growing super power China. How does the organisation really operate? And what are the main challenges for the R&AW in the future?
Under the chairmanship of The Rt. Hon. David Hanson MP, The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Amarjit Singh Dulat, former head of the Research and Analysis Wing. Dulat will discuss his as experience of head of the Indian Intelligence Service and explore what the future will hold for the R&W, particularly in regards to combatting terrorism.
Amarjit Singh Dulat served as the head of the Research and Analysis Wing(R&AW), India’s spy agency, under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He later joined Vajpayee’s Prime Minister’s Office(PMO), where his job was to ‘monitor’, manage and direct’ the government of India’s peace initiative in Kashmir. Dulat headed the Kashmir Group during the turbulent 1990’s till he joined and headed R&AW. Since leaving the government in 2004, he has been an active speaker on security related matters and he is the author of best-selling book Kashmir. The Vajpayee Years.