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Profiles of intelligence
Syed A.I. Tirmazi.

Published by s.n.] in [Lahore .

About the Book

Book Description:

During the 20th century, advanced countries have increased their reliance on espionage and covert activities. Sophisticated techniques and state-of-the-art weapons have been developed for the sole purpose of gathering information through covert means. Agencies indulging in the intelligence-gathering which have earned notoriety in recent times, are American CIA, Soviet KGB, British MI6 and Israeli Mossad. Closer home, Indian RAW has also sponsored a number of covert operations to destabilize conditions in countries in its immediate neighborhood. Pakistan, too, has its intelligence arm.

Brigadier S.A.I. Tirmazi, in Profiles of Intelligence unveils some of the counter-intelligence operations undertaken by the Directorate General Inter Services Intelligence, in its home ground. Whatever little has been revealed, presents the portrait of a patriotic, committed, well trained and a highly efficient team under the dynamic and untiring directorship of Tirmazi.

ISI remained an almost unknown entity until the beginning of Aghan Jehad. It was only then that this important security-related Pakistan Institution came into limelight. In league with American CIA and other Intelligence agencies of a few friendly countries, it helped Afghan Mujahideen in such an effective manner that the then Super Power, the Soviet Union, had to beat a retreat from Afghanistan which it had invaded nine years earlier.

Primarily relying on his good memory and a few documents, Brig. Tirmazi has pieced together a good account of ISI, its activities and how it operates to protect country's vital security interests. The book presents an authoritative documentation of the activities of the ISI without divulging any state secrets or jeopardizing its security.

Publication of such revealing books as Profiles of Intelligence is good for boosting the morale of the people and in creating awareness among them about the designs and strategy our our unknown and not-so-well known enemies, who, in the garb of diplomatic activities, try to damage our vital national interests.

  • Syed Afzal Haider.

First Sentence

In the Name of Allah the Merciful, the Compassionate. Intelligence is a profession of noble men...

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - The Team Captains - General Ghulam Jilani Khan - General Muhammad Riaz Khan - General Akhtar Abdul Rehman Khan
Chapter 3 - The USA - The Strategic Doctrine - Tally-Ho Kill Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto - The Siege - The US Embassy, Islamabad, Burns - Weapons for Narcotics - Operation Blue Star - The Viceroy
Chapter 4 - India - Modus Operandi - Mata Hari from India - Edge of Precipice - In Their Backyard - Visa Section - Subversion
Chapter 5 - Libya - Pakistan Liberation Movement - To Libya Without Love
Chapter 6 - USSR (Former) - Karakurum Highway - Air Attache to UK - Man for Man
Chapter 7 - Israel - Israeli Intelligence and Security Services - The Mossad - Shin Beth - Military Intelligence
Chapter 8 - Domestic Scene - Dark Days - An Aborted Coup De'tat - Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission - Flight PK-326 - Convention Tehrik Nifaz Fiqh Jafaria - Debacle in Karachi - The President's ADC - Ban on Shia Troops - Unfit for Promotion but Fit For - P & V Plots, Islamabad
Chapter 9 - Islamic Republic of Iran
Chapter 10 - In the Witness-Box - Not the Whole Truth - Fact vs Fantasy - Left-Handed Compliment
Chapter 11 - Some Lessons
Chapter 12 - Farewell Uniform: Good-bye ISI

Classifications

Library of Congress JQ629.A56 I66 1995

The Physical Object

Pagination 423 p. :
Number of pages 423

ID Numbers

Open Library OL955192M
LC Control Number 95930455

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