RoyG wrote:He had American family, lifestyle, etc. Do you really think he died unhappy? Most Indians wouldn't trade american citizenship for anything. Everything is just better here. Indians aren't rushing back to India in record numbers.
Indian gov didn't do anything. What are you going on about? They had him under tight surveillance and he 'slipped' through. Look at the damn article.
You have serious blinders on for your sense of yanqui super povvah status in the current world. Here is my too cents before I move on, if what you say is so great about American citizenship why would someone like Snowden and others I mentioned above in the yanqui hall of fame would defect ?, America is a declining super power and you would be suprised how many americans believe in american dream. It is your wet dream like you have been abusing Indian soldiers and martyrs earlier, if you engage in serious analysis not like your friends in deep state who could not find zilch about pokhran tests and were caught pants down and how they produced Iraqi WMD theory out of the where sun never shines that such have been legendary shining stars that shows your glory across globe you will find that truth is not what you suggested.
I am posting this summary based on my reading of the book "Escape to nowhere" by Amar Bhushan of whatever my old memory could recall (RAW officer in charge of the investigation of this espionage case and who caught this ********) he has mentioned day by day update of how he was caught, how he got investigated and how he managed to escape :
During his stint at the head of the agency's South-East Asia division, Rabinder continued to seek information from other departments within the agency. This conduct aroused the suspicions of at least one mid-ranking official within the organization, S Chandrasekhar, who alerted the agency's counter-intelligence wing in January 2004. Rabinder was placed under intensive surveillance by the CIW for nearly four months. There is day by day encounter on how things were squeezed and important reports were taken away from his access, if you read the book you will find his that his daily routine was to do social engineering and get information from other guys and then copy every report that he got form other colleagues for their massa masters .Once the suspicion was confirmed his house and office were bugged and The investigation was carried on for long because idea was to get to bottom of the ring and get as many guys as possible that Amar Bhushan writes ones of the the reason for not letting him behind bars sooner than desired. He writes once you catch mole he is useless you can devise the strategy to nullify him, however idea behind such operation is to get really people behind the scenes and for that you have to wait.
Once it was confirmed he used to work for usa and operated out of Nepal whose handler was David Vacala,( who as per this report now works for a Florida-based intelligence and defence services training company).Even Rabinder knew something was wrong and was very worried based on the observation of him in office and home but could not/did not stop making copies since he had to make money(or do as his handlers asked) and could not nail out the exact thing wrong. There were also drill done to check the bags of people going home and removing anything they took home, his bags were returned after removing agency documents everyday since the investigation progressed just to show that it was done for everyone.It is here important to put one more thing about his personal life, his wife was a high maintenance lady and her expenses were legendary so I see no exception that guy did it for money. It is also interesting on how he gave prep talks to his kids to love the motherland and all (based on recordings of his calls to kids) and live a respectable and honorable life. He had a cousin (a lady) could not recall a name but was part of massa deep state who had a role in his recruitment too.
The story on how he came to know ,Amar Bhushan claims that he was alerted by insider that was to be arrested next morning, there were guys that waited outside his home and was watched but he disguised as his friends who visited him and slipped away in their car for the dinner. He took away the computer through which he used to upload these documents.
Rabinder Singh successfully escaped because certain senior officials in the agency and government were complicit in his getaway. The NSA asked then R&AW chief CD Sahay not to arrest Rabinder Singh because he claimed an adverse impact on the Lok Sabha elections, held between April 20 and May 10, 2004 (Again utter bull crap) . Alerted by the surveillance, Rabinder and his wife Parminder slipped away to Nepal to their handler (or conduit) David Vacala. Vacala made a mistake by booking hotel rooms in Nepalganj in his own name and subsequently, flight tickets purchased for Rabinder Singh and his wife were also billed to his address at the US embassy in Kathmandu. Here theywere put up at a CIA safe house the couple were given new passports that showed them to be US citizens 'Rajpal Prasad Sharma' and 'Deepa Kumar Sharma' in Nepal as they boarded a flight from Kathmandu to Washington on May 5, 2004 Singh (and not 7 May as quoted in the first post article). NSA brajesh Mishra makes me womit, he was utter sold out there are many the stories of about his parties in nyc with strippers available on the net .
Regarding his recruitment his recruitment stems from US agency's failure of the CIA to detect India's 1998 Pokharan nuclear tests. The CIA, heavily reliant on technical intelligence for picking up signs of activity at test sites, then declared its intent to 'recruit agents in every field and department of the Indian government'. Interestingly in another book by RK Yadav (Mission RAW) he quotes another reason as mole by the CIA had to do with the US spy agency's need for intelligence in the run-up to the March 2003 invasion on Saddam Hussein's Iraq.'Operation Iraqi Freedom' was preceded by a year-long campaign where the US built up world opinion that Saddam Hussain's alleged development of nuclear and biological weapons and proximity to Al Qaeda made him a threat to the US. This was around the time, Yadav says, Rabinder Singh was on a 'spying spree' inside R&AW headquarters and worked for unspecified amounts of money which his handlers paid him.
Its funny because even after recruiting such talent see-aye-yeah cooked up a story about Iraq which is now legend. Once he escaped, through Nepal sources RAW put all pieces in puzzle. His escape was truly to nowhere as claimed in the book he was left in the sun with no monies coming, once the cover was blown on where he was hiding massa could not give him asylum. He was sidelined like so many massa spies in Russia living like an animal so to claim that he lived a prosperous live in Lala land and died peacefully is bull, this is from Open source information from guys who were directly involved with the case unless you have better sources to refute I would keep your feelings, your supremacy crap and understanding of patriotism of Indians to yourself.