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India expels two Pakistani officials for spying: Islamabad unlikely to wait long before hitting back at New Delhi
India

India expels two Pakistani officials for spying: Islamabad unlikely to wait long before hitting back at New Delhi

The two nuclear-armed powers, which have been at loggerheads for decades, have a long record of indulging in such tit-for-tat measures.

India expels two Pakistan diplomats for espionage; fake Aadhaar cards recovered from duo, say officials
India

India expels two Pakistan diplomats for espionage; fake Aadhaar cards recovered from duo, say officials

India on Sunday ordered two officials of the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi to leave the country in 24 hours after they were apprehended on charges of spying, according to several media reports.

Uncovering Israel's not-so-secret weapon in the fight against COVID-19: The spies of Mossad
World

Uncovering Israel's not-so-secret weapon in the fight against COVID-19: The spies of Mossad

Mossad officers, primarily associated with covert operations abroad in the name of protecting Israel, are not normally in the business of public health

Two Indian nationals arrested in Pakistan for entering country 'illegally'; one of the accused is software engineer, say authorities
India

Two Indian nationals arrested in Pakistan for entering country 'illegally'; one of the accused is software engineer, say authorities

Two Indian nationals have been arrested by authorities in Pakistan on Monday for allegedly entering the country illegally, according media reports.

Pegasus scandal is latest confirmation that you are being spied on and always have been
India

Pegasus scandal is latest confirmation that you are being spied on and always have been

Faced with the Pegasus cellphone-interception scandal, and a long list of governments mired in allegations that they used it to illegally surveil political opponents, fears have risen across the world for the future of our privacy

Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware
Politics

Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware

Congress leaders slammed the government over WhatsApp spying incident with party president Sonia Gandhi dubbing the 'snooping' on activists, journalists and political persons as illegal, unconstitutional and shameful

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'
India

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'

WhatsApp claims it informed the Government of India about hacking in May 2019, however, government sources claim it was 'pure technical jargon' and didn't mention Pegasus spyware

WhatsApp hack: Congress should wait for facts to emerge rather than float conspiracy theories about Modi govt snooping
India

WhatsApp hack: Congress should wait for facts to emerge rather than float conspiracy theories about Modi govt snooping

There are a lot of unanswered questions and loopholes in the narrative, but that hasn’t stopped the Congress from accusing the BJP-led NDA government of snooping and calling on the Supreme Court to take suo motu cognisance of these “illegal activities” and “hold the government to account”.

WhatsApp hack: Pegasus scandal highlights India's self-destructive lack of oversight over its intelligence services
India

WhatsApp hack: Pegasus scandal highlights India's self-destructive lack of oversight over its intelligence services

In 2018, Citizen Lab first published findings demonstrating that an Israeli company, NSO Group, had exploited vulnerabilities in operating systems to create Pegasus, a system capable of hijacking targeted phones

With Bard of Blood, The Family Man and War up for release, tracing the evolution of the spy genre in India
Entertainment

With Bard of Blood, The Family Man and War up for release, tracing the evolution of the spy genre in India

Amazon Prime gets its first desi spy drama this month (The Family Man, 20 September) and so does Netflix (Bard of Blood, 27 September). After binge watching these two shows over the next two weekends, you can then walk into a theatre the following Friday and catch some more spy action with Yashraj Films’ War releasing on 2 October.

'Protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act': Edward Snowden seeks asylum in France
World

'Protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act': Edward Snowden seeks asylum in France

Edward Snowden, living in Russia since leaking classified documents showing the scope of post-9/11 US government surveillance, wants to claim asylum in France.

Australia challenges China over arrest of writer on espionage charges, claims citizen being held in 'harsh' conditions
World

Australia challenges China over arrest of writer on espionage charges, claims citizen being held in 'harsh' conditions

Australia Foreign Minister Marise Payne said in a statement that China has not explained the reasons for Dr Yang’s detention, who was detained in the southern city of Guangzhou in January.

ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case is a call for introspection in power corridors of Pakistan
India

ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case is a call for introspection in power corridors of Pakistan

The dispute involves an Indian national, Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, whom Pakistan accused of espionage and being an agent of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) of India, also tagging him as someone seeking to indulge in terrorism

The inside story of the Pakistan espionage ring
World

The inside story of the Pakistan espionage ring

Senior army officers Lieutenant General (retd) Javed Iqbal, Brigadier (retd) Raja Rizwan, and Kahuta official Wasim Akram punished for spying

India's Greatest Spy Who Wasn't
India

India's Greatest Spy Who Wasn't

World War II was fought not just with tanks and torpedoes, but also with intrigue and spies. A Chennai journalist seized the chance to spin the story of a lifetime. The story of KS Narasimhan

Man suspected to be Pakistan spy detained near International Border in Rajasthan; interrogation in progress
India

Man suspected to be Pakistan spy detained near International Border in Rajasthan; interrogation in progress

A man has been detained on suspicion of espionage activities near the International Border between India and Pakistan in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district, a top official said

Kulbhushan Jadhav hearing: From 'snubbed' handshake to charges of 'terror policy', India, Pakistan battled it out at ICJ
India

Kulbhushan Jadhav hearing: From 'snubbed' handshake to charges of 'terror policy', India, Pakistan battled it out at ICJ

From a 'snubbed' handshake to strongly worded arguments against each other, the hearing at The Hague was peppered with some tense moments. Here's a roundup.

India urges ICJ to annul Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence, claims Pakistan military court's verdict based on 'farcical case'
India

India urges ICJ to annul Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence, claims Pakistan military court's verdict based on 'farcical case'

Pakistan claims that its security forces arrested Jadhav from restive Balochistan province on 3 March, 2016 after he reportedly entered from Iran.

Pak recorded Kulbhushan Jadhav's confession before filing FIR, denied consular access: Key allegations by India at ICJ
India

Pak recorded Kulbhushan Jadhav's confession before filing FIR, denied consular access: Key allegations by India at ICJ

The top UN court began a four-day public hearing in the case of Jadhav, 48, who was sentenced to death in 2017 by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage. Representing India and Kulbhushan Jadhav in ICJ, senior advocate Harish Salve gave a fierce rebuttal to Pakistan. Here are the allegations India made on Monday:

Kulbhushan Jadhav case updates: Sitting adjourned in ICJ; Pakistan to make first round of arguments tomorrow
India

Kulbhushan Jadhav case updates: Sitting adjourned in ICJ; Pakistan to make first round of arguments tomorrow

Kulbhushan Jadhav ICJ hearing LIVE updates: Before Harish Salve concluded his arguments for India, he sought the annulment of Jadhav's conviction and a direction that he be released. The sitting has been adjourned for the day. Pakistan will make its first round of arguments on Tuesday.