Before becoming National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ajit Doval as director of the VIF think tank wrote a landmark document published on July 3, 2013 entitled “Chinese Intelligence: From a Party Outfit to Cyber Warriors” .
The document highlights the penetration of the Chinese intelligence agency Ministry of State Security (MSS) into the Dalai Lama’s establishment in Dharamshala and supports anti-India rebel groups in the north-east with the help of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Pakistanis when required, and keeping a close watch on the activities of the Indian army on the border with Tibet.
The document concludes: “The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has over the years enhanced its intelligence capabilities at the tactical, technological and strategic levels, particularly in the Asia Pacific, South Asia and Asia region. Central Asia. The MSS has evolved as the leading foreign intelligence agency and, in addition to diplomatic intelligence, has been looking for technology data and systems information to increase national economic and military capabilities. It continues to rely on China’s global diaspora to provide it with a large human resource catchment area for intelligence gathering and espionage. To broaden its catchment area, it is expanding its illegal intelligence-gathering coverage for the use of commercial companies and business houses, media agencies, Chinese banks etc. The establishment of nearly 380 Confucius Institutes in 180 countries, Chinese language institutes etc. foreign intelligence activities. China envisions a great role of power and, silently but constantly, is developing its intelligence capabilities commensurate with that vision. “
While it is quite evident from the monograph that both the Western world, both the Indo-Pacific and India knew of the penetration of Chinese intelligence, he was awakened from a deep sleep after PLA soldiers in a planned action aggressively transgressed in the northern shores of Pangong Tso. followed by Galwan and the Gogra-Hot Springs area of eastern Ladakh.
This week, an investigative report by the Australian found loyal members of the Chinese Communist Party infiltrating Western consulates and mega corporations disguised as professionals. The 2016 leak from the Communist Party members database also reveals, according to The Australian, that newspaper editors and intellectuals are acting as the world’s largest Communist Party influencers on social media and seminars.
Although the Australian investigative report does not mention India, India’s leading intelligence agency has warned the cabinet secretary and senior secretaries of the threat posed by Chinese intelligence in the government, particularly in the telecommunications, power and government departments. of higher education on July 15. The Indian agency’s presentation provided a broad overview of Chinese intelligence infiltration attempts into the government and key pillars of democracy. The use of Chinese mobile applications for data mining and the role of Confucius Institutes as an influencer were also highlighted along with the incorporation of malware into electrical equipment. It was therefore decided that the government would review the Confucius Institutes in the country and the MoUs with countries that share land borders with India should first obtain approval from the ministry of foreign affairs and the ministry concerned. The action, five months later, is still ongoing.
Ajit Doval, in his 2013 article, wrote that in 2009, the University of Toronto’s Information Warfare Monitor Citizen published a “Ghost Net” report detailing Chinese hacker intrusions into the Indian network system. Security Establishment and in the offices of the Dalai Lama’s secretariat. The report was allegedly rejected by Beijing.
Although Indian counterintelligence closely follows Chinese activities, the reduction of Pakistan to a Middle Kingdom client state would have serious security implications for the sub-continent as Islamabad could become a major source of intelligence-gathering against India and the sub-continent with linguistics and cultural similarities. Appointing officials from the Chinese United Front Department of Labor, which reports directly to the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, as ambassadors to the Indian subcontinent presents a greater security challenge. These ambassadors are ideologically committed workers of the Communist Party of China as opposed to Indian diplomats whose views on India and the world are not dictated by the ruling political party.
Given the huge financial resources of these embassies, Indian security agencies are already fighting a downhill battle against Beijing’s influence.
It is quite evident that the two iron brothers will exploit all the Indian faults, from Kashmir, to the uprisings in the north-east, to the Maoists, to economic disparity and to religious fundamentalism, to destabilize India.
It’s thanks to Chinese power and power, that even though 1.6 million people have succumbed to the coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan in November 2019, the international community finds it very difficult to blame Beijing or ask for reparations for the lost year.
With India resisting ELP aggression in eastern Ladakh and calling for the April 2020 status quo ante to be restored, Narendra Modi’s government must be prepared for the battle for a dominant China.