During the height of the Kargil War the Indian Army had requested to the Western Naval Command to blockade the Karachi Port in an attempt to release the pressure on the Kargil front. A few Indian submarines headed for Karachi under complete radio silence. They were given double-encrypted codes; until they received a signal that matched any of these, they were to continue on the mission. But before they completed the mission, they somehow received exactly these same codes and returned to base — much to the surprise of the shocked Western Naval Command.
The Western Naval Command then checked with Naval HQ in Delhi, who confirmed that they had not sent the codes. To the utter surprise of the Admiralty, nobody knew what was happening. So then to finish the Kargil War, because the Navy could not complete its task of relieving pressure by blockading Karachi, the Air-Force was now pushed towards Operation Safed Sagar.
Following the war a detailed enquiry was launched, whereby it was found that the American Embassy in Delhi had sent the codes, because America did not want the war to escalate, wanting instead to protect their vassal state of Universal Terrorism (aka Pakistan) and keep it for the purpose of battering Russia. It was such a complete embarrassment to both the Government of India and to the Armed Forces – they prefer not talk about this issue anywhere. The GOI then allocated a budget of 2500 crores to insulate the Naval computers from this kind of un-authorized hacking.
Under the highly classified joint CIA–NSA program Special Collection Service (SCS) a top secret surveillance unit operates in the American embassy campus in New Delh, codename DAISY. The National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States had installed a super spy software named APPARITION in its New Delhi spy hub. The APPARITION program pinpoints the locations of people accessing the Internet across sensitive locations. Subsequent actionable intelligence information may lead to sending lethal Reaper drones to eliminate the target.
Given the experience India has had during the naval war when our double-encrypted naval codes were being broken by the American Embassy codename DAISY, we would have thought that far more critical steps would have been taken on the question of cyber-security. However, the public of India, across the spectrum is simply unable to assist its Government in implementing this, instead is dancing to the tune of slogans being pushed on our well-meaning but powerless MPs by the corporate forces.
A similar affair happened when a massive cyber-attack interrupted and stalled temporarily the military and civilian infrastructure of Iran. But fortunately the Russians were able to detect it and they were able to prevent critical damage to the facility. It is now well known that this attack was jointly carried by Israeli and American intelligence agencies. Let us provide another illustration of the dangers of this.
Recently, a North Korean Ballistic Missile Test failed within seconds of take-off. Interestingly, the British Foreign Secretary revealed in a Public Press conference, that the failure was due to the massive cyber-attacks launched by American Intelligence Agencies.
Didn’t the same thing happened to India when supersonic cruise missile BrahMos missed the target at the Army’s range at Pokhran in Rajasthan because its global positioning system (GPS) blanked out? Why? Because the American satellites that run the GPS for Indian Brahmos had been switched off as the test was on the same day when Barack Obama was sworn in as the United States President. The missile, therefore, travelled for 112 seconds instead of the slated 84 seconds and fell 7 km away from the target. Why the mention of this shameful episode is being removed from various media houses that published the story at the time?
During the Kargil War itself when Pakistani troops took positions in Kargil, Indian military sought GPS data for the region from space-based navigation system maintained by the US government – to which the Americans flatly denied. Should this not be a warning to our IT-crazed society? With what we are seeing with the UIDAI’s Aadhaar affair, what do you think is likely to be our fate?
— GreatGameIndia (@GreatGameIndia) September 14, 2017
So too, any missiles or missile-components developed outside India could fail at the most critical moment because some geopolitical player may not like India defending herself against terrorism which they themselves have sponsored. This failure of critical defense equipment at the critical juncture will surely cause immense civilian and military casualties of unimaginable proportions, and could well lead to the utter and humiliating defeat of India, even at the hands of rag-tag armies or terrorists.
But what have we done? We have proudly announced recently that we are giving a contract worth two-billion dollars for the development of missiles to Israel, ostensibly to fill up the gap in our missile-defense? We forget our DRDO which has put in very good effort to build the excellent ballistic missiles and they are working on intercept missiles as part of our missile shield. We have spent Rs 59,000 crores importing the Rafale jets from France, and then given another Rs 14,000-crore contract to Israel to design the headgear for these jets. It would seem that we trust Israeli Scientists but not our own, choosing instead to fingerprint and biometrically tag our own scientists as if they were thieves.
A recent case in point is the fake Chinese wire race roller bearings supplied for the manufacture of the Indian version of Bofors Howitzer 155mm Dhanush guns which were camouflaged as ‘Made in Germany’. Dhanush is the indigenised version of the Bofors artillery guns which performed exceedingly well during the Kargil conflict in 1999. How well do you think these excellent Dhanush guns now with cheap Chinese-parts will perform in the event of a next Kargil-like situation?
Unknown to most Indians biometrics they surrender to UIDAI for #Aadhaar is being used for surveillance which is being carried out through technology provided by foreign companies – many with direct links to their country’s intelligence agencies https://t.co/4ntR223E37
— GreatGameIndia (@GreatGameIndia) January 16, 2018
If these two billion dollars contracts were given to DRDO, probably they could have made the best of the best ballistic missiles and missile shields in less than 5 years, which could be shielded from the cyber-or-on-board-computer attacks when we really needed to use them.
According to a United Nations Report itself, every billion dollar investment into any country’s economy will create 25,000 high-technology, high-paid permanent jobs. Somehow, unfortunately, this did not sink into our public which resonates to the “Digital India” slogan, when each and every digital component starting from cell-phones to chargers to computers, to laptops to anything called digital is imported from various foreign countries, draining our valuable resources. Not to mention that this has simultaneously completely destroyed one of our premier Electronics and Digital Research Institute set up 40 years ago by the Government of India to help both our defense and civilian digital and electronic infrastructure (the ECIL, Electronic Corporation of India Limited).
But given the recent WikiLeaks revelation and given the pathetic Indian Societal understanding of security issues as seen in this abominable Aadhaar affair, we can absolutely be sure that the CIA, NSA and NGI (the NGI is far more powerful than the NSA) are listening to anything and everything going on anywhere inside India, including inside all its military and security establishments. Their motto: “Your data is our data, your equipment is our equipment – anytime, any place, by any legal means”.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 25, 2017
Do you think India can match this kind of determination with the condition we are in as described above? Let us quote an internal guideline of a well-known Intelligence establishment to its trainees: “If you pay more than 100 Rupees to get information from India, you are not fit to be our officer”.
A US Trade Official, Carla Hills, had once triggered a massive outrage by calling Indians thieves and criminals. Fingerprint all the Thieves and Criminals !!……Is this not exactly one of the achievements of the Aadhaar? We have, by our actions, seemingly agreed to what Carla Hills had said: Indians are Thieves and Criminals.
So, are Indians the Thieves of Carla Hills, the Thieves of the Bhagavad Gita or Unique Indian Donkeys of the UID-Aadhaar project, or as the author of Mein Kampf would say — are we Rats following the Pied Piper of Hamelin?
Excerpt from the explosive hard-hitting myth-buster, a timely reminder for the decadent Indian society; a masterpiece on Indian geopolitics – India in Cognitive Dissonance (with added inputs from Shelley Kasli) published by GreatGameIndia – India’s only quarterly journal on Geopolitics & International Relations.