Reference News Network reported on May 23 that an Indian soldier was arrested on suspicion of leaking information about Indian military movements and exercises to foreign intelligence personnel on the Internet and may be sentenced, according to a report on the website of Russia Today on May 17.
Reported that the arrested Indian soldier, aged 26, is a sergeant serving in an infantry battalion of the Indian Army. The former meets a netizen who claims to be a foreign journalist when using social media such as Facebook, and then regularly chats with him to provide information about the Indian Army.
Russian media quoted the India Today website as saying that the Indian soldier was under surveillance and arrested in a joint investigation conducted by the Indian intelligence service, the Indian Bureau of Investigation and Analysis and the local police.
Foreign media pointed out that since January this year, the Indian Army has announced a military-wide survey of the use of social networks by servicemen. Indias military intelligence service has been conducting spot checks on military personnels mobile phones and personal computers, warning them not to release any potentially leaked photos and documents. According to the Indian army, foreign intelligence personnel may establish contacts with Indian soldiers through social networks to obtain sensitive information and even use it to extort servicemen. (Compiler/Vernon)
DATA FIGURE: Mobile phones illegally used by Indian soldiers were collected and destroyed.
Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Wang Xu_NBJS8023