Secret US spy base in India too

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    Secret US spy base in India too | The Asian Age


    The same kind of spy setup that was used by a US agency to tap German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phones is in use in New Delhi as well, according to an Indian hacker associated with cyber security. The spying is done by an agency called Special Collection Service that is a joint operation of the American CIA and National Security Agency. It has a manned base in New Delhi that is capable of intercepting cellphone, WiFi and satellite signals off the air. Its location is suspected to be within the US Embassy in Chanakyapuri.

    This has emerged from an image leaked to German magazine Der Spiegel by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The image maps 80 sites around the world that have active SCS stations. Delhi is the only one in India, though neighboring Pakistan has stations in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar, according to the map.
    Using embassies for spying is against international law. However the US was apparently doing this in Germany, where its SCS operation is suspected to have been located in the embassy building. The incident has caused a major diplomatic row between Germany and the USA. Other European countries that were the targets of US spying include Spain and France, which are currently protesting the intrusions.
    The SCS places undercover agents in countries around the world under diplomatic cover, according to American writer DB Grady who has written a book on the US “secrecy industry”. Third secretary is said to be a favorite designation for American spies, with Russia recently catching one red handed.
    The SCS offices are referred to as “stateroom sites” in a secret NSA document. The stateroom site is explained as being a “covert SIGINT collection site in diplomatic facilities abroad”. SigInt stands for Signals Intelligence and covers tapping phones and hacking emails etc, among other things.
    The NSA document indicates that the agency operates in close coordination with British, Canadian and Australian intelligence, all of which harbor such “stateroom sites”.
    The Asian Age cannot independently verify any of this.
    The fact that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh does not use a cell phone is cold comfort, since the rest of his ministers, generals, bureaucrats and diplomats do. However India has not responded to the US spying so far
     
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    Statement would likely look like: " We GOI will strongly condemn this alleged spying by USA and we will investigate this matter, Thank you very much"

    GOI doesn't have [email protected] even to summon US ambassador !!!

    Now whom do we need to worry about ? China, Pakistan or the so called friend USA ?

    By the way, it's not surprising, US folks don't even believe their own citizens and their long lasting trusted allies , leave aside other countries like India .
     
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    Large countries do not have friends only interests and interests also change.
     
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    yeah. I agree with you.
     

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