Bonding is important but India should not ignore China’s fancy for espionage


t is no secret that China is a difficult neighbour and if there is one nation that India has to fear the most it is China. It is also no secret that Beijing spies on all nations, including the United

Pakistan hiring Sri Lankan Muslims as spies spooks intelligence agencies


NEW DELHI: The arrest of a third Sri Lankan spying on India on behalf of Pakistan in less than 10 months has got intelligence agencies to train their focus back on growing radicalization among Tamil-speaking Muslims in eastern Sri Lanka

LEGACY OF ASHES. The History of the CIA


“We went all over the world and we did what we wanted,” said Al Ulmer, the C.I.A.’s Far East division chief in the 1950s. “God, we had fun.” But even their successes turned out to be failures. In 1963, the

Schneier: ‘Most of the world is under surveillance’


Bruce Schneier ( @Bruce_Schneier) is an internationally renowned security technologist. He helped the Guardian analyze top-secret NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, a program

Spy wars fuelled by territorial claims


New insights on the extent of Chinese intelligence’s penetration of Australia’s parliamentary computer network highlight the aggressive espionage contest between the US and its “five-eyes” intelligence sharing allies, including Australia, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand, and rivals like China, Russia,

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower


In late December 2001, someone calling themselves TheTrueHOOHA had a question. He was an 18-year-old American male with impressive IT skills and a sharp intelligence. His real identity was unknown. Everyone who posted on Ars Technica, a popular technology website,

NSA spied on Indian embassy and UN mission, Edward Snowden files reveal

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The US National Security Agency may have accessed computers within the Indian embassy in Washington and mission at the United Nations in New York as part of a huge clandestine effort to mine electronic data held by its south Asian

Government tracking cellphones to spy on opposition, says BJP


The BJP has denied allegations that the phones of one its most senior leaders, Arun Jaitley, were being tracked by a rival section within the party. Four people have been arrested this month for trying to access the records of

India developing own OS to boost cybersecurity

The Indian Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is developing the country’s own operating system (OS) in a bid to establish a more robust cybersecurity environment.  India currently is dependent on many imported OSes based on Windows and Linux, which

REVIEW: The Shadow Warriors Of Nakano. A History of the Imperial Japanese Army’s Elite Intelligence School


By Stephen C. Mercado. Washington, DC: Brassey’s, 2002. 331 pages, endnotes, bibliography, photos, index Japanese military intelligence during the Second World War is an important topic infrequently investigated in-depth by western scholars. In particular, training for and the execution of

REVIEW: Espionage in the Ancient World. An Annotated Bibliography


By R. M. Sheldon. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2003. ISBN 0-7864-1365-4. Glossary. Index. Pp. ix, 232. $45.00. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The esoteric processes of gathering, evaluating, and applying intelligence information have preoccupied governments and fascinated observers ever since antiquity. That becomes

Chinese hackers breach Indian navy computers


Hackers have penetrated India's naval computer systems in and around the city of Visakhaptnam, the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command, and planted a bug which sent sensitive data to IP addresses in China, a report says. According to The

The Nixon Administration and the Indian Nuclear Program, 1972-1974

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U.S. Intelligence Downplayed the Chances of an Indian Nuclear Test in 1974 Despite "Apparently Reliable and Seemingly Credible" Reports to the Contrary Low Priority for Intelligence Collection Meant that Test Preparations Could Go Undetected Post-Mortem on 1974 Indian Test Criticized

India: ‘Well-Trained Terrorist’ Carried Out Israeli Diplomatic Attack


India's home minister says Monday's bombing of an Israeli embassy car was carried out by a well-trained terrorist. The attack wounded an Israeli diplomat's wife and was carried out in one of New Delhi's most secure districts. Home Minister Palaniappan

Grenade Attack Wounds 5 in Indian Kashmir


Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir say suspected militants have hurled a grenade at a police vehicle, wounding five civilians when the grenade missed its target. The attack Wednesday in Bijbehara comes a day after several similar attacks directed at security forces

NATO seeks Indian cooperation in cyber warfare news


Brussels: European security bloc NATO has sought cooperation with India in the arena of cyber warfare in a bid to counter threats, particularly those originating from China. Increasingly, NATO officials are trying to draw India into their ambit of operations

Indian Army officer killed as Pak troops violate ceasefire twice

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New Delhi, Sept 1, IRNA — An Indian Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and three Pakistani soldiers were Thursday killed in a heavy exchange of fire in Keran sector in north Kashmir after ceasefire was violated from across the border, officials

India, fresh probe into irregularities in top intel agency

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NEW DELHI: More than a year after the CAG, and another internal probe, laid bare a procurement scandal in NTRO, the mother of all intelligence agencies which was formed after the Kargil war to add teeth to India's intelligence gathering

India and Pakistan Agree to Concessions on Kashmir

The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan met here on Wednesday, agreeing to a set of small but significant concessions to ease tensions in the disputed border region of Kashmir and pledging to work towards closer ties between their mutually