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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

Author, thought leader and one of South Asia's leading strategic analysts, Nitin A. Gokhale has forty years of rich and varied experience behind him as a conflict reporter, Editor, author and now a media entrepreneur who owns and curates two important digital platforms, and focusing on national security, strategic affairs and foreign policy matters. At the beginning of his long and distinguished career, Gokhale has lived and reported from India’s North-east for 23 years, writing and analysing various insurgencies in the region, been on the ground at Kargil in the summer of 1999 during the India-Pakistan war, and also brought live reports from Sri Lanka’s Eelam War IV between 2006-2009. Author of over a dozen books on wars, insurgencies and conflicts, Gokhale relocated to Delhi in 2006, was Security and Strategic Affairs Editor at NDTV, a leading Indian broadcaster for nine years, before launching in 2015 his own digital properties. An alumni of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies in Hawaii, Gokhale now writes, lectures and analyses security and strategic matters in Indo-Pacific and travels regularly to US, Europe, South and South-East Asia to speak at various international seminars and conferences. Gokhale also teaches at India’s Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), the three war colleges, India's National Defence College, College of Defence Management and the intelligence schools of both the R&AW and Intelligence Bureau. He tweets at @nitingokhale


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