Greatest Indian Spies And Their Stories

By Raza Mehdi

Nov 15, 2022

Mohanlal Bhaskar was an undercover agent whose mission was to extract information about Pakistan’s nuclear program. But his cover blew up after he was betrayed by a double agent. He was released after serving in prison for 14 years in Pakistan.

Mohanlal Bhaskar

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Kaushik was spotted as a theatre artist as a teenager. He was trained and sent to Pakistan, where he joined the Pakistan Army and eventually became a Major. But an operative blew his cover, leading to his arrest in 1985. He spent 16 years in Pakistan jail, where he died in 2001 and was rightfully named The Black Tiger.

Ravindra Kaushik

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Saraswathi joined Indian National Army in 1942 at the tender age of 16. She disguised herself as a boy to get crucial security information from the British. Once, she drugged the British soldiers to rescue her colleague. While fleeing, she got shot by a soldier in the leg but still managed to escape.

Saraswathi Rajamani

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Sehmat Khan is the pseudonym for an Indian-Kashmiri agent who spied for the Indian forces during the 1971 India-Pakistan conflict. Though she was meant to be just a facilitator for Indian Intelligence, Sehmat went a step ahead to gather important security information for India.

Sehmat Khan

R.N. Kao was an Indian spymaster who helped build India's external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW). He had also served as the personal chief security of Jawaharlal Nehru. His life was inconspicuous, and very little record is available of him.

Rameshwar Nath Kao

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Khan was an Indian-origin British spy during World War II. Descendent of Tipu Sultan, she was born in Moscow in 1914. She was dispatched to France, occupied by Nazi forces, to communicate signals. But a French woman's betrayal induced her arrest and execution by the Gestapo, Germany’s secret police squad.

Noor Inayat Khan

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