South Asia and Beyond

The Soldier & The Spies: How ISI Agents At Pakistani Mission in Delhi Were Trapped

 The Soldier & The Spies: How ISI Agents At Pakistani Mission in Delhi Were Trapped
NEW DELHI: This month last year, two staffers at the Pakistani high commission in New Delhi—both of them actually spies for the ISI—got trapped in their own game. It all began when their so-called target, an alert Indian Army jawan, suspected foul play and informed his superiors. Intelligence agencies then got into the act. A bait was dangled. A military intelligence officer posed as the jawan and kept the Pakistani spies engaged over the phone for nearly three months before meeting them at a restaurant in Delhi where the menu was ready! And the desperate ISI agents walked into the trap. They were arrested and deported. At least four more operations they were running in India were neutralised. From beginning to end, it took nearly six months for sleuths of Military Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau and Delhi Police to track the spies and lure them into the net. Here’s the fascinating back story that blew the lid off the Pakistani mission....Read More

Nitin A. Gokhale

Film buff. Sports enthusiast. Keen observer of life. Writes for a living; analyses defence and foreign policy as a professional. 37 years in journalism: from print to broadcast and from web to social media, have had the opportunity to dabble across mediums. Love to experiment with startups. That’s me, Nitin Anant Gokhale.

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