People betray their country for their own reasons. Some for money and some for ideology or belief. But these two senior staffers of the National Security Council betrayed their own country for promises of plum jobs in American multinational companies.
All it took was an offer of plum portfolios in United States multinational companies like Microsoft for two senior staffers of National Security Council Secretariat to leak top secret documents to elusive American ‘diplomat’ Rosanna Minchew, a Delhi police probe has revealed.
Classified documents seized from the accused persons, include Nuclear Doctrine draft report, the foreign policy on the Thai KAR Canal and futuristic NSCS plans for data sharing network among security agencies, police said.
Analysis of a pen drive recovered from Paul’s NSCS office showed 67 files containing over 1,000 pages of data marked ‘secret’ relating to national security. It involved data on monthly intelligence reviews, strategic analysis and documents of strategy with foreign nations, police said.
Retired NSCS employee Mukesh Saini, at the time of his arrest in June 2006, was nurturing a ‘promising’ career with US-based software giant, Microsoft — courtesy Minchew.
His co-accused, Shib Shanker Paul, a senior computer analyst with the NSCS, even disclosed that he worked for Minchew as she had ‘assured him of a good job in any of the US IT multinationals,’ police said.
And what does the Indian Government do? Nothing. If this had happened in China, they would have made Bill Gates go down on his knees and beg for forgiveness by now.
This also reflects poorly on the patriotism of the Indians. The Americans are shit scared of letting in anyone of Chinese origin into any of their sensitive facilities fearing that they might compromise their cherished secrets but in case of Indians it looks like we ourselves have to be careful about the ‘hidden wolves’ in our midst.