C D Sahay
was chief of Research and Analysis Wing
's external intelligence agency - from April 1, 2003 - January 31, 2005. He is a Karnataka
officer of the 1967 batch.
Sahay has been in R&AW since the 1970s. He headed the R&AW setup in Jammu and Kashmir
in the 1990s. He was a member of the team set up by the Government to negotiate with the hijackers of an Indian Airlines
aircraft in December, 1999. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Special Secretary in R&AW in charge of the division responsible for analysis and operations relating to Pakistan
and other Islamic countries. He was also involved in negotiations centered around the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen
's abortive ceasefire in July 2000.
In April 2003, he became the 15th chief of R&AW. He inaugurated the present headquarters of the agency in Lodhi Road
. He has undergone intelligence training in Israel
and the United Kingdom
. He is the first R&AW chief to have undergone intelligence training in Israel
. His predecessors had undergone training only in the United States
and the United Kingdom.
- - rediff.com article dated March 15, 2003.
- - rediff.com article dated April 2, 2003.