Golden intelligence rule: When your cover is blown, you are on your own
There is one simple rule in the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing. If your cover is blown, then you are on your own. When an agent is sent undercover to another country, he agrees that he will not rat the agency out if he is caught. “It is almost like signing a death warrant,” senior officials explain.
When the agencies pick a man, various stages of checks and balances are undertaken. It is only after the agency is completely satisfied that the person is capable of undertaking the operation that he is selected. However, a more important rule is that if he is caught, he will not reveal at any cost who is he working for.