Ravindra Kaushik India’s Most Dangerous Agent
How difficult is the life of an agent you cannot even imagine it. But in spite of this, the agent does not withdraw from their responsibilities and serve their country with full Conscientiousness. Today, we will talk about an Indian agent who is not less than the film actor James Bond. Ravindra Kaushik was born on April 11, 1952 in Rajasthan, India. Since childhood, Ravindra Kaushik was fond of showing his performance in the theater. But he would never have thought that he will have to do this in the real life rather than in the theater. In 1975, he was studying undergraduate, during that same time he took part in Lucknow’s National Drama. Where the Indian RAW officials saw him for the first time and they got a glimpse of a capable agent in Ravindra Kaushik. Impressed by the talent of 23-year-old Ravindra Kaushik, the RAW officials presented him the job of the undercover agent and Ravindra Kaushik accepted this job. He had to go to Pakistan by becoming an undercover agent. But before going to Pakistan, he took special training in Delhi for two years. To save him from troubles in Pakistan, his circumcision was also done. He was given complete information about Urdu and Islam. Before sending Ravindra Kaushik to Pakistan in 1975, the officials of the RAW erased all the evidence of his being Indian. His name was changed from Ravindra Kaushik to Nabi Ahmed Shakir. Ravindra Kaushik was a resident of Ganganagar, where most people used to talk in Punjabi. And in most areas of Pakistan, Punjabi is spoken. Therefore, Ravindra Kaushik did not take much time to settle in Pakistan. Later, he started studying LLB from Karachi University. As soon as he completed his studies, he joined the army of Pakistan as a civilian clerk and later became an activist in the Military Accounting Department. A few years later, he married a girl named Amanat. Her father was a tailor in the army. Ravindra Kaushik and Amanat also had a son. From 1979 to 1983, Ravindra Kaushik provided many intelligence related to Pakistan to the Government of India. These information benefited the Government of India very much. Many times Pakistan tried to enter India through the Rajasthan, but India had already been aware of it. But Indian Army did not let the nefarious intentions of Pakistan succeed. Due to providing valuable intelligence information to the Indian government from time to time, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi gave her the title of “Black Tiger”. On September 1983, RAW sent Inyat Masiha to contact Ravindra Kaushik. But unfortunately, the Inyat Masiha was caught by the intelligence department of Pakistan. Later, when Pakistani officials tortured him, he told everything about Ravindra Kaushik. Ravindra Kaushik had made full preparations to flee from Pakistan. But at the last moment, the Indian government left him and he was arrested by the Pakistani army and put in jail of Sialkot. According to a report, ISI tried to bribing Ravindra Kaushik, but they could not succeed. Ravindra Kaushik was tortured in jail, but still, he didn’t open his mouth. In 1985, Pakistani court sentenced Ravindra Kaushik to death. However, the Supreme Court there later changed this punishment to life imprisonment. Ravindra Kaushik was given two years in jail of Sialkot for the interrogation and 16 years in the Mianwali jail. Due to the poor management of prisons, he got sick from asthma and tuberculosis. He died in 2001 after 16 years of torture in jail. And even the Indian government refused to take Ravindra Kaushik’s dead body. The Indian government destroys all records related to Ravindra Kaushik and warned RAW that they kept quiet in this matter.