ISI Mole from Army might have leaked sensitive information

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  1. Yusuf

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    On February 23, a traitor was unmasked when Indian investigators swooped on the house where Inderpal Singh Kushwaha, just retired from the Army, lived. They found enough proof to be convinced that Kushwaha worked for Pakistan’s spy agency, the Inter Service Intelligence (ISI). The raid on his Cariappa Marg residence in the leafy, deceptively somnolent Jhansi Cantt yielded deployment details of Indian Army’s Arjun tank regiments, CDs with classified information on war games, classified minutes of the meetings involving senior army officers, a copy of a confidential battle presentation by the Gorkha regiment, annual confidential reports of Army officers and more. A top intelligence officer said that the 51-year-old mole had been shipping top military secrets to his ISI handler Sikander in Pakistan for the last 7-8 years. Kushwaha had codenamed Sikander ‘Major Anil.’

    The fact that the spy served for nearly a decade as the personal assistant to many senior army officers in sensitive posts is sending shivers down the spine of the Defence Ministry. As the story unfolds, the extent of damage the traitor has caused India’s defence preparedness is being ascertained. It is going to be a long haul. And the haul was big enough to strike fear in the security establishment. Kushwaha who retired as a subedar in October, 2013, had used his position to gain access to secret files, according to Army Intelligence sources. ATS sleuths also recovered CDs containing secret coded communications downloaded from the army’s intranet server. Some of the seized documents date as far back to 2005-2006, suggesting that the damage done is extensive. Kushwaha’s last posting was as Personal Assistant to the Brigadier of 31 Artillery brigade in Jhansi, a specialised unit dedicated to provide heavy weapons support during war. Kushwaha had been posted at various places including Kota, Jaipur and Siliguri.

    “What is shocking is the recovery from his possession of ultra sensitive minutes of senior army officials meetings and specific details of tank deployments. So far four banks accounts in his name in ICICI, PNB and SBI have been unearthed and a team of officials are already examining the transactions,” the source said.

    Investigators feel that further interrogation of the ISI mole would throw up more links. They suggest he may not be operating alone. “Although over 30 ISI modules have been neutralised in the past three years, the documents recovered from Kushwaha reveals that he was the biggest ISI mole who had access to top secret documents,” he added.

    Last year, Home Ministry official Surendra Sharma working in the Office of Foreigners Division was arrested after Counter-Intelligence unit of Army and the Intelligence Bureau busted the ‘Pokhran ISI spy ring’ in Rajasthan. Sharma was allegedly supplying classified information to ISI operative Sumer Khan. The Home Ministry estimates that security agencies have arrested at least 48 ISI spies including 10 Pakistani agents and 38 Indians in the last three years. Of the 38 Indian moles, 10 were government officials, including two ex-servicemen, three serving personnel and three civilians.

    For long, the guardians of national security has been battling the demons of deceit—spies recruited and trained by ISI whose sole aim is to destabilize India. At a time the Armed Forces have been plunged into a self destructive crisis with personal duels erupting between senior commanders, political buccaneers filibusting hierarchies and lives sacrificed by defective equipment, Khushwaha’s arrest could have consequences for the Army’s morale.

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  3. ubuntu

    ubuntu Tihar Jail Banned

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    hang him by his balls.
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    so will abusing him be called pseudo secularism ? :troll:
     
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    that will be too easy on him.
     
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    angeldude13 Lestat De Lioncourt Senior Member

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    Hang this traitor.
    I will love to write gaddar in front of his house.
     
  7. ubuntu

    ubuntu Tihar Jail Banned

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    any recommendations .:rolleyes:
     
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    He must have some suppliers with in army as its is not possible for a lone JCO to gather such huge data on his own . This is a failure on the part of Army Intelligence for not bin able to detect a leak for so long . Generally Army intelligence always puts its own counter intelligence network where there are chance of such leaks .I remember an incidence where one NCO was suspected of spying the Intelligence corps kept movement of that NCO under scanner for 2 months once it was established that the NCO was in contact of external sources ,he was picked from his house but during the interrogation he died due to extensive use of force but the Army Intelligence some how managed to clear there hands .His wife even written some letter to the president in this regard stating that his husband has bin picked up by some xyz maj on xyz date form his house and has bin missing after that . The bottom line is that Army is very brutal when it comes to defying your country/ unit.
     
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    yeah steel chair with electric heater under it, just strip him and tied him to chair and turn on heater, as the time pass, he will feel what he has done for the country. Dont say anything, he will tell you everything.
     
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    yes! hundreds of piranhas in the ponds at India gate, just submerge the traitors there

     
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    What level clearance did Kushwaha have and did he have a need to know the information he had access to? The outcry for revenge against him is meaningless and shows little thought. A thorough investigation has to be done going back his entire career and to include everybody he was in contact with. The fact that ISI got to him with money is significant; means he was probably not blackmailed and what he did was not motivated by ideology. Lessons must be learned from the damage done. Those who contributed to that damage other than Kushwaha himself need to be accountable.

    "Feed him to the piranhas" etc is just juvenile. Posts on DFI need to be more than an emotional reaction.
     
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    He was PA to senior officers. Indian culture is family. People working for you become part of your family. A level of trust develops. This is where things can go wrong.

    Its possible that being a PA, he was asked to pass on files being a "trusted" guy. This is where he was tapped by the ISI and this guy sold his country. Pathetic asshole.
     
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    An example needs to be made out of this traitor....punish him as harshly as possible without giving him any kind of court trial.
     
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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    I have no words, such traitors should be hanged publically.
     
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    na, just hand them to jail inmates and they will provide justice.
     
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    Wait for a few days, he will join AAP and then AAP fanboys will do dharna to defend him. Then prashant bhushan will ask for a referendum to disband IB so that these traitors cannot be prosecuted.

     
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    you are having too much politics..............
     
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    :rofl: Just wait! you will see! AAP just inducted a "most wanted" maoist. ISI moles would be next.
     
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    He will be more useful alive. Need to know what all info he has passed.
     
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    So an investigation would reveal lax security measures in IA leadership, and those deficiencies corrected, is my point. Rage against the accused and fantasies about punishing him at this point doesn't accomplish anything.

    IA needs to find who else is to blame for the security lapse. My comment is also reflected in the article, but posts in this thread continue to be superficial. It is as if nobody read beyond the first paragraph.
     
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    Yes that is right there could be laxness on the part of senior officers while dealing with sensitive files. I don't know if blame will be fixed & these officers reprimanded.
     

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