Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby Prabu » 17 Feb 2019 19:40

X posting from Pulwama Attack thread

Now this comes from our former 'Top Spy Master' VIkram Sood (VK). RAW reportedly had many 'mediocre' Spy Masters during Congress rule especially 2007 to 2014.But VK's period dates back to 2000-2003 worked (under the Atal Bihari VajpayeeJi's rule) with mentor-ship of the legend B.Raman one of the founders of R&AW,with a spymaster and the first chief of India's external intelligence agency RAW, RN Kao. Interestingly he echos the PM's line for retaliation. “It’s not a boxing match. You do a reaction like the PM said you do it at your convenience, at your own time and place of your choice. It doesn’t happen tomorrow or today.”

Pulwama like attacks don't happen without a security lapse': Former RAW chief

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby Shameek » 19 Feb 2019 00:01

Hyderabad: Task Force of the Hyderabad police today arrested five people of an interstate Passport alteration racket; seized 88 Indian Passports, 3 fake passports, 2 tampered passports, 130 rubber stamps, Rs. 3,12,000 in cash among other items.
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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby wig » 19 Feb 2019 16:44

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 040176.cms

an article on the use of peer to peer software service YSMS in the Pulwama Attack by terrorists. do read in full
excerpts
Security forces and intelligence agencies in J&K suspect that Jaish-e-Muhammed handlers of the Pulwama bomber+ had been using a
peer-to-peer software service - YSMS - or a similar mobile application to correspond with him till December 2018, avoiding mobile phone
surveillance completely. Intelligence sources have accessed what they believe is a copy of YSMS messages exchanged between the JeM group after the Pulwama terror attack+ .
"Successful funeral of Mujahidin Jish Muhammad," read one of the messages. "Indian soldiers killed and dozens of vehicles destroyed in
frenzy attack," read another.
The YSMS uses an ultra high radio frequency model to send encrypted text messages. In essence, a radio set is attached to a cellular phone with no SIM card inside it. The radio set is a small transmitter with WiFi capability. It is the WiFi that is used to connect the mobile. The receiver should be in "line of sight" from sender's phone for proper communication. YSMS application has been available on the Dark Web since 2012 but terror outfits in Pakistan have now developed a new version which uses a frequency which has not been detected by any monitoring device since December.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby chetak » 19 Feb 2019 21:18

twitter

How proud is @Raghav_Bahl @TheQuint , Karan Thapar, Praveen Swami feeling right now? Beloved Pakistan has quoted their articles to brand Kulbhushan Jadhav as a ‘RAW spy’ at ICJ .. Putting an Indian life in danger again.. Sleep well tonight guys.



Pakistan quotes The Quint, Karan Thapar and Praveen Swami to brand Kulbhushan Jadhav as a ‘RAW spy’ at ICJ

Pakistan quotes The Quint, Karan Thapar and Praveen Swami to brand Kulbhushan Jadhav as a ‘RAW spy’ at ICJ

Pakistani media has been quoting articles publishes by Indian media to prove that Kulbhushan Jadhav had two passports and he was spying in Pakistan

OPINDIA STAFF
FEBRUARY 19, 2019

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The International Court of Justice is hearing a plea to release Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been lodged in a Pakistani jail on the charges of spying. Jadhav was awarded death penalty by a Pakistani court in 2017. The hearing started yesterday when India presented its case. Today advocate Khawar Qureshi started submission on behalf of Pakistan, contesting the arguments made by India yesterday.

And in a huge surprise, the Pakistani advocate used articles published in Indian media to make its case, to prove that Kulbhushan Jadhav was indeed a spy. The Pakistani side quoted an article written by Journalist Karan Thapar in The Indian Express in 2017, where he had questioned the stand on Ministry of External Affairs in regard to Jadhav.

Bar & Bench @barandbench · 5h

Replying to @barandbench

When did Jadhav retire and at what age? What evidence is there that Jadhav retired from the Armed Forces? Why was he is possession of an authentic Indian passport with a cover name?#KulbhushanJadhav #ICJ


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Qureshi refers to Indian media's coverage of Jadhav case. Refers to stories by Karan Thapar and Praveen Swami#KulbhushanJadhav #ICJ pic.twitter.com/6vFvxJEpde


3:21 PM - Feb 19, 2019

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After that, Qureshi quoted another article journalist written by Praveen Swamy in January 2018 for Frontline. In an article titled India’s secret war, Swamy had argued that “it is impossible for India to deny he is who he says he is”, and had claimed that Jadhav was indeed on an espionage mission in Pakistan.

Bar & Bench @barandbench · 5h

Replying to @barandbench

Qureshi refers to Indian media's coverage of Jadhav case. Refers to stories by Karan Thapar and Praveen Swami#KulbhushanJadhav #ICJ


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Qureshi refers to Chandan Nandy article published in @TheQuint. It's taken a journalist to raise the question of the passport issue, Qureshi#KulbhushanJadhav #ICJ pic.twitter.com/c56UXMMVVr

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The Pakistani advocate also quoted another article from India media, an article by Chandan Nandy published in The Quint. Nandy had alleged that Jadhav has two passports, one in his own name and another with the name Hussein Mubarak Patel, and this was presented as a proof that he was working for RAW in Pakistan.

All these articles were widely quoted by Pakistani media, as proofs that the claims of Pakistan are true.


This is not the first time comments published by Indian media was used against India in a court outside the country. During the hearing for Vijay Mallya’s extradition in London, Mallya’s lawyers had extensively used articles published against then CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana in trying to prove that the case against Mallya was politically motivated. The London court had rejected those arguments and ordered the extradition of Mallya to India.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby Austin » 29 Mar 2019 09:14

Talking Point with Ajit Doval


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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby ramana » 28 Apr 2019 11:31

Multi Agency Center MAC description


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Posted from.Sri Lanka thread.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby RajD » 30 May 2019 18:50

Guys, coming on the heels of Naresh Goyal episode I want to tell you about an extremely intriguing incident that took place on the night of 28th May. It's regarding an Air Asia flight15774/774 from Delhi to Goa. Transponder no. IAD 774 as could be seen on flightradar24.com. I was tracking the flights in general for fun and watching them pass overhead in real time in Konkan region around 200km south of Mumbai. when I clicked on this flight when it passed overhead towards the north I was shocked to see its flight path. It had originated from Delhi but surprisingly it had come around without landing at Goa. So, I tracked this flight till the end. It flew smoothly without any diversions and landed at Delhi at around 1.10am. Had it indeed landed at Goa and proceeded back to Delhi immediately after a quick turn around it should have been shown as Goa-Delhi flight. instead it was still the other way round, very surprising and puzzling too. Yesterday, I scoured many news papers and channels to check the news on any technical glitch because of which this flight was not allowed to land in Goa and though Mumbai was the nearest big airport, without making an emergency landing there it passed overhead to Delhi. And also, for a news regarding national security issue because of which this flight was taken back to Delhi instead of allowing it to land at Goa without any luck.
Can gurus throw some light on what could have had happened in this case.
I have taken screenshots of the progression of this flight till it landed at Delhi. I would like to post, but need guidance to post those inline.
Regards.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby VKumar » 31 May 2019 00:51

Intriguing

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby mmasand » 31 May 2019 02:24

RajD wrote:Guys, coming on the heels of Naresh Goyal episode I want to tell you about an extremely intriguing incident that took place on the night of 28th May. It's regarding an Air Asia flight15774/774 from Delhi to Goa. Transponder no. IAD 774 as could be seen on flightradar24.com. I was tracking the flights in general for fun and watching them pass overhead in real time in Konkan region around 200km south of Mumbai. when I clicked on this flight when it passed overhead towards the north I was shocked to see its flight path. It had originated from Delhi but surprisingly it had come around without landing at Goa. So, I tracked this flight till the end. It flew smoothly without any diversions and landed at Delhi at around 1.10am. Had it indeed landed at Goa and proceeded back to Delhi immediately after a quick turn around it should have been shown as Goa-Delhi flight. instead it was still the other way round, very surprising and puzzling too. Yesterday, I scoured many news papers and channels to check the news on any technical glitch because of which this flight was not allowed to land in Goa and though Mumbai was the nearest big airport, without making an emergency landing there it passed overhead to Delhi. And also, for a news regarding national security issue because of which this flight was taken back to Delhi instead of allowing it to land at Goa without any luck.
Can gurus throw some light on what could have had happened in this case.
I have taken screenshots of the progression of this flight till it landed at Delhi. I would like to post, but need guidance to post those inline.
Regards.


This is a common phenomenon with flights that for whatever reason have to divert, return to the point of origin. There can be a fairly large number of reasons for this, depending on what transpired. Usually a technical issue will warrant the flight to return to a 'hub' where you have an engineering team available. Diverting to BOM is not a preferred option by most carriers. Next time look for the transponder squawk code. Single runway airports often run into problems and weather can play havoc too.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby ramana » 31 May 2019 05:21

Please do read the link...

sudeepj wrote:
souravB wrote:Well, it is clearly CMS in use. I wonder what do they keep as insurance.


CMS?

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby krishna_krishna » 31 May 2019 06:46

The recent sentencing of three top porky guys is intriguing considering one of them was ex DGMO, no question the agency to which they passed secrets was see-aye-yeah. Wondering what would they have shared to such a sentence :

1) the civil guy (Dr.)looks like must have been tied to Kahuta (based on this Phd thesis was a metallurgist), here is his thesis with university of Ohio. Looks like studying his higher studies was trapped by mass :

https://etd.ohiolink.edu/rws_etd/docume ... 243/inline


2) The General is very interesting character (has to do with OBL raid, as he was the DGMO at that time) :

Lieutenant General Javed Iqbal Awan is from Chakwal and son of a Major and his elder brother retired as a colonel.|Gen Javed Iqbal Awan started his education from Military College Sarai Alamgir Jhelum where he was a average to just pass class student.

He joined Pakistan Army and passed out with merit and joined 9 Battalion of Frontier Force Regiment.

He always held highest andn top most appointments due to his outstanding networking and links and remained as instructor In Pakistan Military Academy, Command n Staff College and then remained as 111 brigade commander as a Brigadier.

As a Major General ,He commanded infantry division at Bahawalpur, Infantry division at Jhelum and then remained as Director General Military Operations at GHQ.

As Lieutenant General he remained as Adjutant General Pakistan Army n then commanded corps at Bhawalpur. At the same time he remained as colonel Commandant of Frontier Force Regiment which is also an Honour.

Lt. GENERAL JAVID IQBAL AWAN recently got retired from Pakistan Army in May 2015.He was settled in Rawalpindi and got arrested

3)Retired Brigadier Raja Rizwan - No info available online looks like was also with SPD somehow

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby MeshaVishwas » 11 Jun 2019 16:41

Aeronautical Development Agency’s email account hacked-The Hindu
The official email account of the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) was recently hacked and data manipulated, allegedly by a private aerospace engineering company.

Rangarajan S., a senior executive with the ADA, filed a complaint with the cybercrime police of the Criminal Investigation Department on Tuesday. Based on the complaint, the police registered a case under various sections of the Information Technology Act.

In his complaint, Mr. Rangarajan said the hackers not only accessed details of financial transactions, but also made changes in the TDS for 2017-18. In addition to this, the hackers also allegedly changed the password, email ID and mobile IDs, and updated the PAN details of the company they belonged to. The police said the fraud might have occurred between March and May this year and come to light recently during the verification of official accounts.

Confirming the account’s hacking, senior ADA officials said that though there has been a breach in the account, there is no security concern. “This is not a serious issue as the account was in the open domain. :shock: No data pertaining to the agency has been compromised,” an officer said.

The cybercrime police are trying to ascertain the motive behind the hacking.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/ba ... 766909.ece

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby rkhanna » 11 Jun 2019 17:14

" allegedly by a private aerospace engineering company."

Indian or Phoren?!!!!

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby kit » 12 Jun 2019 04:39

wig wrote:https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/did-handlers-use-peer-to-peer-software-to-contact-pulwama-bomber/articleshow/68040176.cms

an article on the use of peer to peer software service YSMS in the Pulwama Attack by terrorists. do read in full
excerpts
Security forces and intelligence agencies in J&K suspect that Jaish-e-Muhammed handlers of the Pulwama bomber+ had been using a
peer-to-peer software service - YSMS - or a similar mobile application to correspond with him till December 2018, avoiding mobile phone
surveillance completely. Intelligence sources have accessed what they believe is a copy of YSMS messages exchanged between the JeM group after the Pulwama terror attack+ .
"Successful funeral of Mujahidin Jish Muhammad," read one of the messages. "Indian soldiers killed and dozens of vehicles destroyed in
frenzy attack," read another.
The YSMS uses an ultra high radio frequency model to send encrypted text messages. In essence, a radio set is attached to a cellular phone with no SIM card inside it. The radio set is a small transmitter with WiFi capability. It is the WiFi that is used to connect the mobile. The receiver should be in "line of sight" from sender's phone for proper communication. YSMS application has been available on the Dark Web since 2012 but terror outfits in Pakistan have now developed a new version which uses a frequency which has not been detected by any monitoring device since December.



Quite probable that the Pakistanis developed/copied or just bought these from their UK network

https://gotennamesh.com/products/mesh

Meet the sleek, lightweight device that pairs with your smartphone, and keeps your group connected when venturing off grid.
Send text & GPS locations without cell or wifi
Works with any iOS or Android smartphone
Typically up to 4 miles point-to-point range
Mesh-networking enabled to privately relay messages
Micro USB charging cables included
1-year limited warranty

both receiver and transmitter works in the range Frequency 902 - 928 MHz 869.425 - 869.625 MHz
Channel Spacing 25kHz

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby rkhanna » 12 Jun 2019 15:58

kit wrote:
wig wrote:https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/did-handlers-use-peer-to-peer-software-to-contact-pulwama-bomber/articleshow/68040176.cms

an article on the use of peer to peer software service YSMS in the Pulwama Attack by terrorists. do read in full
excerpts



Quite probable that the Pakistanis developed/copied or just bought these from their UK network

https://gotennamesh.com/products/mesh



Ironically if you go to the website and go to their "network" map on where device nodes are present will find one pin in Pakistan and a number of Pins in south India.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby pgbhat » 13 Jun 2019 10:08

krishna_krishna wrote:3)Retired Brigadier Raja Rizwan - No info available online looks like was also with SPD somehow



The inside story of the Pakistan espionage ring
The case involving senior army officers came to light in October 2018 after Ali Rizwan, son of retired Brigadier Raja Rizwan, filed a habeas corpus petition in Islamabad High Court reporting that his father had gone missing on the evening of October 10 near a busy shopping centre of the city. Justice Aamer Farooq heard the petition and sought a report from the authorities.
This had forced Director General ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor, to admit while addressing a news conference in the last week of February this year that two senior officers were in military custody on charges of espionage and that the COAS had also ordered their Field General Court Martial. He also told media persons that the retired army officers were arrested in individual cases and there was no link between them.

Brig Rizwan is from Khanpur, Rahimyar Khan district, Punjab. His father was a junior commissioned officer (JCO, Engineers). He too had his early education from Hassan Abdal Cadet College, another popular nursery for army recruits.

He joined the 68 th PMA course at Kakul and was commissioned in the 10th Frontier Force Regiment. While in the army, he commanded a brigade in the Tribal Areas and, thereafter, held a prestigious appointment as Pakistan’s military attaché In Germany for three years, from 2009 to 2012. He retired from service in 2014. Peers within the Pakistan military speculate he may have been honey-trapped as he had the reputation of having a glad-eye. A video made by a Pakistani Pashtun website circulating on YouTube alleges Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) involvement. This seems unlikely. It is more probable he too may have been recruited by the Americans during his tenure there.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby Sachin » 13 Jun 2019 10:42

Islamic State link: NIA arrests TN man who befriended Sri Lanka bomber on Facebook in Coimbatore raids
Lools like Coimbatore is still the Coimbator of the Al-Umma days. It would be just a matter of time before the truth on ISIS presence in India has to be admitted by the "seculars". Certain vernacular medias have already started saying that this gang in Coimbatore had targetted a few Hindu temples in South India.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby kit » 13 Jun 2019 12:33

I wont be surprised if jihadi didi is found to be a rank amateur compared to stalin in recruiting the urban terrorists

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby Nikhil T » 14 Jun 2019 03:16

MeshaVishwas wrote:Aeronautical Development Agency’s email account hacked-The Hindu
The official email account of the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) was recently hacked and data manipulated, allegedly by a private aerospace engineering company.

Rangarajan S., a senior executive with the ADA, filed a complaint with the cybercrime police of the Criminal Investigation Department on Tuesday. Based on the complaint, the police registered a case under various sections of the Information Technology Act.

In his complaint, Mr. Rangarajan said the hackers not only accessed details of financial transactions, but also made changes in the TDS for 2017-18. In addition to this, the hackers also allegedly changed the password, email ID and mobile IDs, and updated the PAN details of the company they belonged to. The police said the fraud might have occurred between March and May this year and come to light recently during the verification of official accounts.

Confirming the account’s hacking, senior ADA officials said that though there has been a breach in the account, there is no security concern. “This is not a serious issue as the account was in the open domain. :shock: No data pertaining to the agency has been compromised,” an officer said.

The cybercrime police are trying to ascertain the motive behind the hacking.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/ba ... 766909.ece


I think they mean that the account can be accessed from Outlook Web (but the domain name is not gmail or yahoo).

https://jetmail.ada.gov.in/owa/auth/log ... v.in%2fowa


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