Ex Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) officer NK Sood has come up with some startling allegations on former Vice-president Hamid Ansari. Sood has alleged that during the time when Ansari was India’s ambassador to Iran, he busted the R&AW program in Tehran, putting lives of all the agents on risk.
In his tweet, Sood, who retired from the foreign intelligence agency in 2010, disclosed that he was posted in Tehran when Ansari was serving as the Indian Ambassador to Iran.
Responding to his tweet, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy claimed that “Ansari was Communist’s candidate and UPA backed him.”
I was in Tehran, Iran n Hameed Ansari was ambassador in Tehran. Ansari had played a crucial role in exposing RAW set-up in Tehran endangering lives of RAW unit members. But this very man was made vice President for two consecutive terms.
— NK Sood (@rawnksood) June 28, 2019
Ansari had joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1961 and served in Iraq, Morocco, Belgium and Saudi Arabia.
He also served as the Indian Ambassador to the UAE (1976-1980), Australia (1985–1989), Afghanistan (1989–1990), Iran (1990–1992), and Saudi Arabia (1995–1999).
After his Iran posting, he served as the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations from 1993 to 1995.