The Indian intelligence system

Meeting the challenges of a new world

Authored by: Vikram Sood

Handbook of Indian Defence Policy

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138939608
eBook ISBN: 9781315674742
Adobe ISBN: 9781317380092

10.4324/9781315674742.ch21

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Abstract

Globalisation and international terror have altered the scope and meaning of intelligence collection and operations all over the world. The meaning of the word ‘security’ is now larger than ever before. While global powers with global interests, such as the US – with their resources to match – have ‘gone massive’ in their intelligence overhaul, with a disproportionately huge reliance on technical means of collection and in the privatisation of the means of both collection and analysis, countries such as India – although threatened in the neighbourhood with one hostile neighbour and another with global ambitions – have been slow and limited in how they have overhauled systems to combat new threats because of limited resources and interests.

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