India sets up group to probe China Watching, will report in 30 days

New Delhi: Taking up the matter with the Chinese envoy, the government of India has set up an expert committee under the National Cyber Security Coordinator to study the revelations that a Shenzen-based company, with links to the Chinese government, is monitoring over 10,000 Indian individuals and entities.

The ‘targets,’ include President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, key Opposition leaders and men and women from across a range of disciplines, politics, legislature, science and strategy to business, judiciary and the media.

Shenzen-based company named Zhenhua Data Information Technology Co. Limited has been tasked with monitoring over 10,000 prominent citizens including President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among others, a report by The Indian Express had said.

It is said that Zhenhua Data Information Technology Co. Limited has links to the Chinese government, and the Chinese Communist Party.

Last month, according to a report of the security agencies, a secret unit of the People’s Liberation of Army (PLA) had intensified its activities against India.

Many cases have been reported in the last few months in which Chinese hackers associated with the PLA attempted to gather sensitive information of the country through cyber espionage.

 

NT Bureau