SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE – THE PROBLEM OF ESPIONAGE:
To obtain knowledge of the enemy’s intentions intelligence systems have been in use from ancient times. The concept of intelligence is not new. The military treatise “PING-FA”(The Art of War) written c. 400 BC by the Chinese philosopher Sun-Tzu mentions the use of secret agents and the importance of good intelligence. The intelligence service of the People’s Republic of China is known as the Social Affairs Department. The term espionage describes the process of obtaining information using spies, secret agents, and involves the use of illegal monitoring devices. At Establishment No. 22 or Special Frontier Force the evidence for espionage conducted by the People’s Republic of China is revealed by the photo images obtained by China’s spies and secret agents. After an investigation, the Department of Security of Central Tibetan Administration had dismissed from Service its top military leader/Political Leader/Dapon Radug( or Ratuk) Ngawang during 1976. Another Senior Political Leader Jamba Kalden had voluntarily retired from Service during 1977 after admitting that he had failed to stop or prevent the acts of espionage. It is very interesting to mention that Dapon Ratuk Ngawang had actually escorted His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on his way to India after the failed National Uprising Day( March 10, 1959 ) in Lhasa, Tibet. Ratuk Ngawang, is currently 85-years old, is not formally charged for any crime or illegal activity by the Government of India or Tibetan Government-in-Exile. After his retirement, he was permitted to live in India in the Capital City of New Delhi and he draws a modest amount of pension for the years he spent in Service. I had worked with him at Establishment No. 22/Special Frontier Force from September 1971 to December 1974 and I am fully convinced that he supported espionage activity at my military organization.
The term ‘intelligence’ is used to describe government operations that involve evaluation of information concerning the strength, activities, and probable course of action of its opponents. Espionage involves the gathering of ‘intelligence’ information which is further used in evaluation to design a political or a military course of action to deter the enemy. Radug Ngawang had exposed his participation in espionage by releasing the following photo images that were taken at Establishment No. 22/Special Frontier Force during 1971-1972 prior to his dismissal from Service in 1976. He clearly understands that the possession of these images is illegal and he is fully aware of the fact that the people shown in the images had no clue that they were being secretly photographed.
While I served in Special Frontier Force-Establishment No. 22 from September 1971 to December 1974, I interacted with Political leader Ratuk Ngawang on numerous occasions during our routine training activities. I never had the opportunity to medically examine him or interview him at my Medical Inspection Room/Hospital Wing of Establishment No. 22. I am not surprised to know about his dismissal from Service during 1976 after the Tibetan Government-in-Exile had decided not to frame any charges against him. I have no doubt in my mind that he is not fit to be a member of the Tibetan Resistance Movement. He lost his desire to resist the Enemy.
Rudra N. Rebbapragada, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.,
Organization: The Spirits of Special Frontier Force.