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

3:24 PM - Feb 19, 2019[/b]

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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?

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
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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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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby wig » 20 Jun 2019 10:18

How a Pakistani spy used bots to lure 98 targets

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 866554.cms
excerpts
A Pakistani spy hacked into computers of over 98 officia rom various defence forces, including Indian Army
she was involved in the case related to the leak of classified data on BrahMos missile in 2018

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby shyamd » 21 Jun 2019 03:21

Aditya_V wrote:Seems China and Pakistan are supplying Banned Steel Bullets to Terrorists. The world will recognise this crime only if Western Jihadis get hold of it.

The Chinese factory and entities must be shut down as sponsors of terror.

https://zeenews.india.com/india/steel-bullets-used-by-terrorists-in-anantnag-attack-worry-authorities-2212960.html?utm_source=piStats&utm_medium=pushNotification&utm_content=31e23a43-7a83-4424-8681-debb34fb38c9&utm_campaign=webpushnotification&utm_source=pistats&utm_medium=pushnotification&utm_campaign=31e23a43-7a83-4424-8681-debb34fb38c9

So predictable.
11 May 2019
shyamd wrote:It would be good to see full report. In my view, TSP is conducting retreat but with a view to escalate in covert domain at the right time.

What ISI/TSPA will do is to escalate through increase supply of lethality to terror groups in valley - like armoured piercing bullets and mount attacks against security forces/bases.

What GoI will be doing is to wait and watch post passes melting. In my view GoI has to sustain the pressure until TSPA gives up terror completely.

All this is part of the direct covert negotiations at NSA level

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby Aditya_V » 21 Jun 2019 12:42

True.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby sum » 08 Jul 2019 07:52

X-post:
Anyone read this:
Operation X: The Untold Story of India's Covert Naval War in East Pakistan

Sheikh Mujibur Rehman in East Pakistan has just won an electoral mandate to become the prime minister of Pakistan. Accustomed to treating the eastern wing of the country as a colony, the ruling disposition in West Pakistan is not pleased, and launches a genocide against the residents of East Pakistan, flooding India with lakhs of refugees. With the violence in East Pakistan reaching a crescendo, the Indian government is faced with a difficult option: remain a mute spectator to the savagery on its eastern borders, or take action and go to war against its western neighbour. Thus was born Naval Commando Operation (X) - comprising Indian navy officers and divers, eight deserters from a Pakistani submarine and a ragtag bunch of Bengali youth fleeing the genocide - one of India's largest clandestine operations, meant to destabilize the West Pakistani efforts to bring East Pakistan to its knees. Revealed for the very first time, here is the explosive authentic account of the guerrilla operation that went for the maritime jugular of Pakistan, and facilitated the birth of Bangladesh.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby Guddu » 08 Jul 2019 08:12

rkhanna wrote:
kit wrote:

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.


Gotenna is also used to send bitcoins on a peer to peer basis, without the internet.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby Kati » 08 Jul 2019 12:46

Apologies if this has been posted before:
Ex-R&AW officers want PM to act against Hamid Ansari’s ‘anti-national’ acts

https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news ... ional-acts

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby chetak » 08 Jul 2019 14:05

Kati wrote:Apologies if this has been posted before:
Ex-R&AW officers want PM to act against Hamid Ansari’s ‘anti-national’ acts

https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news ... ional-acts


sounds like the Indian version of the manchurian candidate.

The damage caused by such individuals must be brought out into the public domain.

Many of our "diplomats" in the gelf countries would have very similar backgrounds and sympathies.


Had the UPA continued to rule, this man could have been president, commander in chief of our armed forces, not to mention urban naxal in chief, embarassing India in international forums with his colored and compromised views and his special obligations to islamic countries like iran

Only in India can we see treacherous elements given top public office.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby ramana » 09 Jul 2019 06:02

Should keep highlighting in SM and create a hashtag

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby parikh_ind » 28 Sep 2019 12:58

The powers that be should check the the team behind the amazon prime series family man . Indian american duo Raj and DK . Heavy dose of psy ops , active promotion of victim hood mindset of IM's , justification of terrorism , good Paki govt with rogue ISI agents .
We used to have a Psy Ops thread is it still around.

Psy ops aside super crisp script , one of the best intel movies made in India , must have some ex RAW guys ghost writing the script . There is a reference to a Dzokar Dudayev trick to get a terrorist co-ords using a Sat phone , even has Hazara guards for CIA agents in Balochistan. But has its fare share of DDM giri.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby Kati » 28 Sep 2019 13:51

Long and interesting article:

Exclusive: Russia carried out a 'stunning' breach of FBI communications system, escalating the spy game on U.S. soil

https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-ru ... 24212.html

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby morem » 28 Sep 2019 23:21

parikh_ind wrote:The powers that be should check the the team behind the amazon prime series family man . Indian american duo Raj and DK . Heavy dose of psy ops , active promotion of victim hood mindset of IM's , justification of terrorism , good Paki govt with rogue ISI agents .
We used to have a Psy Ops thread is it still around.

Psy ops aside super crisp script , one of the best intel movies made in India , must have some ex RAW guys ghost writing the script . There is a reference to a Dzokar Dudayev trick to get a terrorist co-ords using a Sat phone , even has Hazara guards for CIA agents in Balochistan. But has its fare share of DDM giri.


Compared to this the 'Bard of blood' was good. They actually showed mullah indulging in bacchabazi and severing heads of captives and so on. More so because SRK is the producer.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby wig » 17 Oct 2019 18:57

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-ne ... 2VXsM.html

Army hit by silent wall in LoC intelligence ops
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The Indian Army’s monitors along the Line of Control with Pakistan have fallen silent for over two months now, affecting intelligence operations, senior officials aware of the development said.
The monitors fell silent soon after Article 370 was effectively revoked in Jammu & Kashmir on August 5. “The terrorists and their handlers have changed the frequency [they communicate on] and we have not been able to crack the new one,” one official said on the condition of anonymity. “We have been trying to intercept commands being sent to the Valley by terror organisations based there [in Pakistan] but have not been successful yet,’’ said another official who asked not to be named.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby sum » 18 Oct 2019 07:23

^^ Was this supposed to be made public or just another psy-ops to create more confusion among the faithful to transmit even more ( while we have secretly cracked it)?

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby wig » 18 Oct 2019 09:41

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comme ... 48611.html
Untold saga of Stuxnet
a good read on how Stuxnet was planted in Iran. the virus operation were conduted by US , Israel, Netherland, Germany and France and codenamed Olympic games
identifying the mole
The Natanz plant was ‘air-gapped’, meaning it was not connected to the Internet. Its centrifuges were run by a software produced by German company Siemens. To infect the software, someone had to physically insert a USB flash drive containing the virus into the computers at Natanz. That was not an easy task, given that the facility was heavily guarded.

Sometime in 2004, the CIA and Mossad (US and Israeli intelligence agencies) requested their Dutch counterpart AVID to locate an Iranian who could be groomed for the job. AVID was able to find one from the expatriate Iranian community in Holland. He was an engineer and had previously been a contractor at Natanz. He was offered a substantial amount of money and resettlement in the West.

planting the virus - closing the "air- gap"
The Iranian ‘mole’ returned home in 2006 and set up a front company providing maintenance services for computers. The company was able to obtain a contract for maintenance work at Natanz, enabling the mole to gain access to the facility in 2007. He paid several visits to the plant during which he gathered information about the centrifuges, which was used to fine-tune the virus in the US. Its use was authorised by President Bush in 2007.

In 2007, the mole took Stuxnet in a USB flash drive and inserted it into the computers. That was his last visit to the facility. The ‘air-gap’ had been closed.

In the meantime, the designers of Stuxnet had been working to make it more potent. They produced a modified version which was injected into the computers in early 2010, with authorisation by President Obama, who was assured that it would not affect computers outside Iran. This time, they did not need a mole; they could do their work online. This version of Stuxnet was indeed more potent: it blew up around 1,000 of Natanz’s 5,000 centrifuges. The Iranians were shocked.

and AQ Khan
There is also a geopolitical dimension to the story, involving the rogue activities of AQ Khan, the Pakistani national hero. Khan stole the blueprints of the centrifuges in the 1970s while working at URENCO, a company in Holland. Later, with the approval of the Pakistani establishment, he sold them to Iran and Libya. The Natanz centrifuges were based on the stolen blueprints. His activities came to light in 2004, when the US presented a dossier on him to General Musharraf, the then military dictator of Pakistan. Though Musharraf claimed Khan was acting on his own, very few believed him.

IMVHO this is critical for India
There is something else India needs to note. Pakistan gave the centrifuge blueprints to Iran even though it is Shia, while Pakistan is Sunni. It means that Pakistan would not mind Iran acquiring nuclear capability. That suggests their ties are close, despite occasional incidents.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby rkhanna » 18 Oct 2019 12:52

"There is something else India needs to note. Pakistan gave the centrifuge blueprints to Iran even though it is Shia, while Pakistan is Sunni. It means that Pakistan would not mind Iran acquiring nuclear capability. That suggests their ties are close, despite occasional incidents."


Could be reading a bit more into it than neccecary. The Iranians will seek their tech from anywhere and the Pakis will do anything for hard cash.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby Kashi » 18 Oct 2019 14:26

rkhanna wrote:Could be reading a bit more into it than neccecary. The Iranians will seek their tech from anywhere and the Pakis will do anything for hard cash.


They did hand over the designs to NoKo in exchange for Dingdong designs (albeit without a properly working guidance system).

Enriching(pardon the pun) Iran's nuke abilities would not have made KSA happy at all. So why the continued largesse? I think it would be reasonable to assume that KSA got access to same or even more information to keep them placated.

Wonder who else have the Bakis given it to.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby wig » 23 Oct 2019 09:49

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/ ... 51486.html

Post Article 370: Government identifies over 500 URLs generated by ISI's Cyber Jehadis
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As "cyber jehadis" of Pakistan's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), exploit various social media platforms (SMPs) to foment trouble in Jammu & Kashmir and other parts of India, the government has identified over 500 URL (Uniform Resource Locator), and accounts on SMPs to be blocked. The ISI has also hired social media influencers in Middle East and Europe to generate trending hashtags on Twitter with an intent to malign India's image.

Hundreds of Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, generated by ISI's cyber group, have also been traced by Indian intelligence agencies. A list of such FB pages and Twitter accounts have been forwarded by the Ministry of Home Affairs to the Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology (MEITY). Reliable sources said that MEITY's cyber laws and e-security group is holding meetings with representatives from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Whatsapp to track and block URLs and groups active in an anti-Indian campaign and activities.

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby Nikhil T » 25 Oct 2019 11:13

Gopal Kanda on a special flight to Delhi

Before he took the flight from the Indian Air Force (IAF) station in Haryana, Mr Kanda told reporters that he would support the party that would work for the development of Sirsa, his home base, from where he has won.

Gopal Kanda resigned as a minister in then Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's cabinet after he was accused of abetting the suicide of an air hostess who worked for his aviation company in 2012.


This is just abhorrent. This gangster took a chartered flight from IAF base in Sirsa to Delhi so the BJP could make a Govt in Haryana. I don’t think Sirsa AFS operates as a civilian airport and not sure politics counts as an extenuating circumstance. Ack thoo!

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Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Postby wig » 31 Oct 2019 10:08

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/natio ... 54162.html

N-plant hit by malware attack-For first time, govt owns up to full-scale compromise of critical sector
extracted
The affected unit of Indo-Russian Kudankulam plant has been shut
The official reason, though, is drop in steam production pressure
The attack has North Korean signatures but could be a ploy to mask the real identity of the attacker
Sources say another and more critical unit has also been hit

statement
Nuclear Power Corporation India Limited (NPCIL) today owned up to a malware attack on its Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.

“Identification of malware in NPCIL system is correct. The matter was conveyed by CERT-In when it was noticed by them on September 4, 2019. The investigation revealed that the infected PC belonged to a user who was connected in the internet network used for administrative purposes. This is isolated from the critical internal network,’’ said a statement by AK Nema, NPCIL Associate Director.


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