INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

  • CBI to probe external intelligence agency, RAW over purchase of high-altitude tents 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation will probe the external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing over the purchase of high-altitude tents. The move came after the Prime Minister's Office wanted RAW to be investigated in the purchase of high-altitude tents by the Special Frontier Force which is under the...
  • CIA joins Twitter, Facebook; first tweet becomes an instant hit June 7, 2014

    Washington: The secretive US spy agency joined the world of social media on Friday, and quickly had the Twitterverse talking. "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet," the Central Intelligence Agency quipped on its newly minted official Twitter page. Within hours of the post, it received around...
  • NSA hacks into email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei: Report March 23, 2014

    Berlin: US intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to US national security, two newspapers reported Saturday. The National Security Agency began targeting Huawei in early 2009...
  • End surveillance of foreign leaders of friendly nations: Obama January 18, 2014

    In a bid to allay global outrage after the leak of the US snooping programme, President Barack Obama on Friday put an end to the surveillance of "foreign leaders of friendly nations" but ruled out scrapping the controversial programme altogether. Obama, in a major policy speech, announced a series of measures...
  • US monitored mails, phone calls in Netherlands, says Dutch minister October 31, 2013

    Dutch Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk has revealed that he received a letter from the National Security Agency (NSA) of the US confirming the monitoring of mail and phone traffic in the Netherlands. After negative reactions from Spain, Germany and France, the Netherlands had so far kept...
  • 12 tales: The spies who came back from Pakistan and those who didn't September 26, 2013

    Spies the forgotten warriors of the covert wars. They cross borders to help governments seek vital information and also to carry out secret operations. Though not remotely as glamourous a profession as cinema would like us to believe, their story takes on darker hues if they happen to be...
  • Yasin Bhatkal arrest a huge accomplishment: RK Singh August 29, 2013

    The arrest of Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal is a "great success", said former Home Secretary R K Singh. Bhatkal was arrested from the India-Nepal border along with his close aide Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi. ...
  • Initial Western intelligence finds Syrian forces used chemical weapons August 24, 2013

    US and allied intelligence agencies' have made a preliminary assessment that chemical weapons were used by Syrian forces in an attack near Damascus this week, likely with high-level approval from the government of President Bashar al-Assad, according to American and European security sources. The early intelligence finding could increase pressure for...
  • Britain operates secret monitoring station in Middle East: Report August 24, 2013

    Britain runs a secret monitoring station in the Middle East to intercept large numbers of telephone calls, emails and internet traffic that it shares with intelligence agencies in the United States, the Independent newspaper reported on Friday. The station is part of a 1 billion poundglobal eavesdropping project run by Britain...
  • No report on Bajrang Dal's involvement in Kishtwar clashes: Goswami August 17, 2013

    Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami on Friday ruled out receiving any report from Central Intelligence agencies about the involvement of Bajrang Dal activists in the recent communal clashes in Kishtwar district. "I don't any have knowledge about such report," Goswami said when asked whether Central Intelligence agencies sent a report...
  • US NSA revelations could hurt collaboration with 'betrayed' hackers August 4, 2013

    The US government's efforts to recruit talented hackers could suffer from the recent revelations about its vast domestic surveillance programs, as many private researchers express disillusionment with the National Security Agency. Though hackers tend to be antiestablishment by nature, the NSA and other intelligence agencies had made major inroads in recent...
  • US WikiLeaks case: Bradley Manning to face charge of aiding the enemy July 20, 2013

    Ford Meade: The military judge hearing the courtmartial of the US soldier accused of the biggest leak of classified material in the nation's history refused on Thursday to dismiss the most severe charge the defendant faces, aiding the enemy. That is one of 21 counts that US Army Private First Class...
  • Delhi Police had warned of a possible IM attack on Mahabodhi temple July 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A team of Delhi Police is likely to visit Bodh Gaya town to share information provided by the Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists who had earlier planned an attack on the Mahabodhi temple, police said on Sunday. "We will be sending a team to Bodh Gaya to share the information...
  • Bodh Gaya blasts: Opposition blames govt for ignoring intelligence inputs July 7, 2013

    Bihar's opposition parties on Sunday attacked the Nitish Kumarled state government for failing to prevent serial blasts in the 1,500yearold Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya town despite having intelligence inputs. "The state government has to take the blame for its failure to protect temple despite receiving an intelligence alert in advance," Rashtriya...
  • Intelligence agencies often file false reports: Parrikar June 26, 2013

    Panaji: Relying on intelligence agencies does not pay, because many of their reports are often false, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday. Parrikar was speaking at a party function attended by the BJP's top office bearers in the capital. "There is no need to rely on reports from intelligence...
  • They made false promises and sent me into Pak: former Indian spy May 15, 2013

    Thirty six years ago a young Vinod Sahni crossed the Line of Control as Agent 22. After months as an active spy, Sahni was captured and given 11 years in a Pakistani jail. After undergoing inhuman pain and torture for 11 years, When he returned to India, Sahni found his...
  • China may have provided Pakistan nuclear weapon designs April 24, 2013

    Washington: In the late 1970s, Central Intelligence Agency had information that China might have provided a fairly comprehensive package of proven nuclear weapons design information to Pakistan, a recently declassified document has revealed. According to recently declassified CIA data, obtained by the National Security Archive under the Freedom of Information...
  • Lack of communication between security agencies to blame for Hyderabad blasts: Preeti Singh February 22, 2013

    CNNIBN's Principal Correspondent Preeti Singh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on possible connections to the Hyderabad blasts. Q. Ma'am, what's the reason for this incident? Asked by: Dillip A. Intolerance, vengeance & lack of coordination among our security agencies. Q. What is NIA doing...
  • We need better intelligence and surveillance capability: Dr Jayaprakash Narayan February 22, 2013

    Why is Hyderabad being targeted repeatedly over the last one decade? Dr Jayaprakash Narayan, President, Lok Satta Party joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. We lacking system which punishes terrorists severely, they do not fear taking chances again and again against India, Why can't our govt be...
  • SC notice to govt on PIL for intelligence agencies audit February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the National Security Advisor (NSA) seeking their response on a PIL that sought audit of intelligence agencies and making them answerable to Parliament. A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir...
  • Afghanistan: Car bomb explodes near intelligence agency January 16, 2013

    A big car bomb exploded near the gate of an intelligence agency in Kabul on Monday. Several passerby were injured in the attack. ...
  • Afghanistan: Car bomb targets Afghan spy agency in Kabul January 16, 2013

    Kabul: A car bomb exploded in front of the gates of the Afghan intelligence agency on Wednesday near heavily barricaded government buildings and Western embassies. Shopkeepers and passersby were injured in the blast, which took place at noon, but it was not immediately clear if anyone had been killed. Shattered glass...
  • Bribe case: CBI questions Tejinder Singh, Vectra chief October 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday questioned Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh and Vectra Chairman Ravinder Rishi in connection with alleged bribe offer made by the former to the then Army chief VK Singh to clear a tranche of allegedly substandard all terrain vehicles. CBI sources said Managing Director of Vectra...
  • 10,000 phones lawfully tapped in country October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Nearly 10,000 phones are being lawfully tapped in various states, according to official data available on Friday. Over 4,500 phones were intercepted during the month of August in addition to more than 5,000 phones which were already being tapped. The interception is ordered by various intelligence agencies, police...
  • Osama case: Pak doctor refuses to eat prison meals June 3, 2012

    Islamabad: Shakeel Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, has refused to eat meals provided by the jail authorities in Peshawar fearing he may be poisoned. Sources told Geo News, Afridi has refused to eat prison food, and that on his demand, prison...
  • Yousuf facing probe in Dhaka league NOC row May 5, 2012

    Lahore: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf is in trouble as he is being investigated by Bangladesh intelligence agencies for allegedly submitting a fake clearance letter to play in the Dhaka league. The Bangladesh Cricket Board has handed over the matter to the intelligence agencies after participating clubs in the Dhaka...
  • Court grants bail to 'spy' Madhuri Gupta January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Suspended Indian diplomat Madhuri Gupta arrested over 21 months ago allegedly for passing country's sensitive information to Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI, was on Tuesday granted bail by a Delhi court. While enlarging Gupta on bail, Additional Sessions Judge Pawan Kumar Jain, however, restrained her from leaving Delhi without prior...
  • Pak intelligence uncover plot to kill Zardari June 4, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani intelligence agencies have uncovered a plot to assassinate President Asif Ali Zardari and arrested several persons, TV news channel reported. The agencies conducted raids over the past few weeks in Islamabad and Punjab and arrested up to 42 persons, the reports said. ...
  • Attempt to break into Pak's ISI office foiled May 30, 2011

    Islamabad: Two armed men tried to sneak into the premises of Pakistan's spy agency ISI near the official residences of senior Army officers in the garrison city of Rawalpindi but were their attempt was foiled by a vigilant security guard, according to media reports on Monday. The reports said the...
  • US searches for threat in Osama hideout material May 8, 2011

    Washington: The US is trying to identify terrorist threats or plans hidden in the huge cache of material recovered from the hideout of slain alQaeda chief Osama bin Laden, a senior official has said. "The top priority is to identify any threat information and to disseminate...