Ravindra Kaushik, former RAW agent, Real 'Black Tiger'

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    Ravindra Kaushik was born in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan in the year 1952.He was a good theater artist. During a national level drama presentation he came in contact with RAW, the Indian intelligence agency. He completed his graduation at the age of 23. After graduation Ravindra Kaushik Joined RAW.

    In 1983 he was caught and sentenced to death for spying. Later his death sentence was converted into life time imprisonment. India already fought with Pakistan and China. Pakistan was preparing for another war against India. When Indian army got this information, they sent Ravinder Kaushik to Pakistan as Indian Spy with the help of RAW.

    There Ravindra Kaushik took admission in Law College and completed his graduation in Law and then after learned Urdu also. After completing graduation, he joined Pakistani Army as an officer and went up being promoted to the rank of 'Major'.. He fell in love with a local Pakistani girl and married her. In Pakistan he spied with new name Nabi Ahmed. He was the 'Black Tiger' of RAW . Some say it was rewarded by India's then home minister S.B. Chavan while others testify that the Title was conferred by then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi.

    He was in Pakistan Army from 1979 to 1983 and during this tenure he dispatched valuable information to RAW which was of great help to the Indian defence mechanism. But unfortunately Ravindra was caught by Pakistan. They put him in jail where he was tortured. In the 1985 he was awarded death sentence which was subsequently converted into life imprisonment. Kaushik remained in various jails from where he somehow sent letters which revealed the pathetic health condition and the trauma faced by him in Pakistani jails. Ravindra Kaushik spent 18 years in Pakistani jails, where he contracted Asthma and TB. He died on 21 November 2001 in a jail at Mianwali. He was buried behind that jail.

    He spend 30 years of his life away from his home and family in Pakistan in very unfavourable conditions, only because of his love for the Nation that is India. Indian army killed more than 50 soldiers of Pakistani army in Pahalgaon because they fought with the strategy send by Ravindra Kaushik.

    The much hyped Salman Katrina starrer has gathered a lot of controvesy as the promos draw a startling similarlity with this Former RAW agent’s life story. Vikram Vashishtha, nephew of Late Ravindra Kaushik even slammed a leagal notice to the production company. But the production house & the director told the media that “Ek Tha Tiger” is about him.

    Whatever the truth is now we do know who the real TIGER was. Kudos to Late Ravindra Kaushik, a real patriot of Mother land who even left his true Indentity behind to serve his nation.

    Respect & Salute!!!!
     
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    Only a patriot of the highest order can do what he did. Salutes!!
     

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  9. and How our government rewarded India's bravest Son in the end ?

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    ^^^ If that is true, then it's pathetic and shameful.
     
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  12. India’s forgotten spy
    - Agent’s family fights an impossible battle ,December 30, 2002


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    New Delhi Dec. 29:
    Nabi Ahmed would have been a senior officer in the Pakistani Army now, saving the lives of Indian soldiers.

    But Ahmed — agent Ravindra Kaushik to the Indian security establishment — died a miserable death last year in a Pakistani jail after a searing chapter in India’s espionage history went awry.

    Kaushik had been cruising along fine on Mission Pakistan, penetrating deep and reaching the heart of the enemy establishment — the army — as a resident agent of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and doing “commendable” service as “a spy sitting in a right place in enemy land”. Till Inyat Masiha, an operative sent by RAW to contact Kaushik in September 1983, inadvertently blew the agent’s cover.

    Kaushik was then captured, tortured for two years at an interrogation centre in Sialkot, dumped in Mianwali jail for another 16 and left to die. In November 2001, Kaushik succumbed to pulmonary tuberculosis and heart disease.

    A year after Kaushik died unsung on alien soil, his Jaipur-based family is on a mission: they want India to acknowledge and recognise the sacrifice Kaushik has made for his country.

    “We don’t want money. What we want from the government is recognition of the contribution by agents as they are the real foundation of the security system,” said Kaushik’s brother, R.N. Kaushik.

    “If the government can honour people in uniform, why hesitate about undercover operatives?” he asked, calling for a government policy to recognise the work intelligence agents do.

    It is an appeal few governments will be able to accept. Governments rarely recognise in public secret agents – the “faceless” personnel of the security apparatus. Not only that, it is a common practice to disown spies caught in a foreign country.

    Kaushik joined RAW in 1975 as a 23-year-old after graduating from Sriganganagar in Rajasthan. Trained to act as a “resident agent”, he went to Pakistan, assumed the alias of Nabi Ahmed, did his graduation in law, learnt Urdu, married there and joined the Pakistan Army. He was sentenced to death in 1985 for spying but later the punishment was reduced to life imprisonment.

    Kaushik secretly wrote to his family in India, telling them of the barbarism he was subjected to. In a letter, he asked: “Kya Bharat jaise bade desh ke liye kurbani dene waalon ko yahi milta hai? (Is this the reward a person gets for sacrificing his life for India?)”

    Both Kaushik’s brother and ailing 72-year-old mother Amladevi --- his father died of shock and heart failure --- have a grouse against the government: all their pleas since 1987 to secure Kaushik’s release from Pakistan custody fell on deaf ears. They wrote several letters, but got no response apart from foreign ministry despatches that “his case has been taken up with Pakistan”.

    One such letter from Amladevi to Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee read: “Had he not been exposed, Kaushik would have been a senior army officer of the Pakistan government by now and (continued in) the coming years (serving India secretly).”

    Another one went: “The government has never bothered to rescue him, not to talk of consoling and helping his family even on humanitarian grounds.” Nor did it send medicines on time when Kaushik was dying, though “a spy sitting in the right place… saves the life of at least 20,000 soldiers of his nation”.

    Amladevi had written to several other BJP leaders, including L.K. Advani and Jaswant Singh, but her family has till date not got any benefit due to government servants, not even pension. All they get is a monthly allowance of Rs 500.


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    Is it any surprise then that RAW chief lamented couple of months ago that there's no one credible enough in the
    establishment who can be trusted with a Counter intelligence operation. ?
     
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    Ravindra Kaushik (1952-2001) the real ‘BLACK TIGER’ a former RAW agent.

    Ravindra Kaushik was born in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan in the year 1952.He was a good theater artist. During a national level drama presentation he came in contact with RAW, the Indian intelligence agency. He completed his graduation at the age of 23. After graduation Ravindra Kaushik Joined RAW.

    In 1983 he was caught and sentenced to death for spying. Later his death sentence was converted into life time imprisonment. India already fought with Pakistan and China. Pakistan was preparing for another war against India. When Indian army got this information, they sent Ravinder Kaushik to Pakistan as Indian Spy with the help of RAW.

    There Ravindra Kaushik took admission in Law College and completed his graduation in Law and then after learned Urdu also. After completing graduation, he joined Pakistani Army as an officer and went up being promoted to the rank of 'Major'.. He fell in love with a local Pakistani girl and married her. In Pakistan he spied with new name Nabi Ahmed. He was the 'Black Tiger' of RAW . Some say it was rewarded by India's then home minister S.B. Chavan while others testify that the Title was conferred by then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi.

    He was in Pakistan Army from 1979 to 1983 and during this tenure he dispatched valuable information to RAW which was of great help to the Indian defence mechanism. But unfortunately Ravindra was caught by Pakistan. They put him in jail where he was tortured. In the 1985 he was awarded death sentence which was subsequently converted into life imprisonment. Kaushik remained in various jails from where he somehow sent letters which revealed the pathetic health condition and the trauma faced by him in Pakistani jails. Ravindra Kaushik spent 18 years in Pakistani jails, where he contracted Asthma and TB. He died on 21 November 2001 in a jail at Mianwali. He was buried behind that jail.

    He spend 30 years of his life away from his home and family in Pakistan in very unfavourable conditions, only because of his love for the Nation that is India. Indian army killed more than 50 soldiers of Pakistani army in Pahalgaon because they fought with the strategy send by Ravindra Kaushik.

    The much hyped Salman Katrina starrer has gathered a lot of controvesy as the promos draw a startling similarlity with this Former RAW agent’s life story. Vikram Vashishtha, nephew of Late Ravindra Kaushik even slammed a leagal notice to the production company. But the production house & the director told the media that “Ek Tha Tiger” is about him.

    Whatever the truth is now we do know who the real TIGER was. Kudos to Late Ravindra Kaushik, a real patriot of Mother land who even left his true Indentity behind to serve his nation.
     
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    Our Govmnt lacks guts to support these real sons ( and their families ) of our nation.:frusty:
     
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    ...............jisne haste haste jaan nyochaver kar di
    Bharat mata ke aise sapoot ko mera salam

    Hindustan Amar Hai
     
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    This IS Very Sad
     
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    EK Tha tiger.... this is the same movie which they banned in Pakitan, I think

    But salute to that spy....
     
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    What an idiot the one who blew his cover. Imagine an indian of the rank of at least a brigadier in the Pak Army!!

    I hope there are more such people in PA serving india right now. That is if IK Gujral didn't compromise them.

    AFAIK, intelligence agents have to lead the life of an unrecognized soldier. The government cannot acknowledge that. I think they are informed as much too that if they are captured, they will be on their own.
     
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  20. Family seeks gutsy spy’s posthumous recognition

    Presley Thomas, Hindustan Times
    Jaipur, December 05, 2009


    Ravindra Kaushik went to extremes in his zeal to serve the country. But he died unhonoured and unsung in a Pakistani prison. His family, virtually ignored by the Indian government, now wonders if his effort was really worth it.Kaushik became an undercover agent in 1975, at the age of 21, just after he graduated.
    As a spy in Pakistan, he took enormous pains to conceal his identity. He first converted to Islam, taking the name, Nabi Ahmed. He enrolled in a law college, duly graduated, and married a Pakistani girl.

    He applied to the Pakistan army, underwent the gruelling entrance test and got himself selected. All the while he continued supplying intelligence to India.

    In 1983, however, his cover was blown. Another Indian agent, Inayat Masiha, was caught crossing the border and blurted out Kaushik’s name during interrogation. The Pakistani authorities laid a trap, which Kaushik walked straight into. He was arrested in September and spent the remaining 18 years of his life in jail.

    “We did not know anything about his profession,” said Rajeshwarnath Kaushik, his younger brother, who lives in Jaipur. “All he would say when he visited us was ‘I am serving the nation’.”

    All that his family, which kept trying to get him released till he died, got was Rs. 500 per month after his arrest, raised to Rs. 2000 a few years later. After Kaushik’s mother Amladevi died, even this meagre pension stopped.

    “We don’t want money. The battle was to get my brother back,” said Rajeshwarnath. “Now all we want is that his contribution should be officially recognised. But even that hasn’t happened so far, and seems unlikely to.”

    The protagonist of a novel by former intelligence chief Malay Krishna Dhar, Mission to Pakistan, is based on Kaushik.


    Family seeks gutsy spy’s posthumous recognition - Hindustan Times

    @Yusuf . . . .Could you shed more light on this ? >>

     

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