Vikram Sood

Vikram Sood is a former career intelligence officer who served in the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), India’s external intelligence agency, till his retirement in 2003 after heading the organization. He is currently an adviser at the Observer Research Foundation, an independent public policy think tank based in New Delhi. He regularly writes on intelligence, terrorism, security, foreign relations and strategic issues for journals and newspapers. He has contributed chapters related to security, intelligence, terrorism and South Asia for various books over the last few years. Sood is the author of “The Unending Game: A Former R&AW Chief’s Insights into Espionage,” published by Penguin Random House in 2018. His second book, “The Ultimate Goal: A Former R&AW Chief Deconstructs How Nations Construct Narratives,” is scheduled to be released by HarperCollins India in October 2020.


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