Indian High Commission Uses Old Technology For Secret Documents After Edward Snowden’s NSA Revelations

 

 

” The Indian diplomatic mission in London has turned to typewriters for writing sensitive documents to avoid snooping by security agencies, after it emerged that New Delhi’s diplomatic missions in New York and Washington were bugged by the National Security Agency (NSA). 

The High Commission of India in the UK has also urged Indian diplomatic staff to be extra careful in dealing with top-secret documents, while officials have been warned about potential bugs inside the buildings.

The new policy comes days after it was revealed – through Edward Snowden’s disclosures – that the NSA planted high-tech bugs to spy on Indian diplomats in Washington and at the UN headquarters.

India is not the first country to use typewriters to battle security leaks. The Kremlin’s communications watchdog, the Federal Protection Service (FSO), has ordered typewriters to produce sensitive documents.

It is unclear whether Britain’s eavesdropping agency, GCHQ, allegedly involved in several other snooping activities along with the NSA, played any part in spying on Indian interests.”