Soldier held for leaking ops data to Pakistan’s ISI

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NEW DELHI: Alarm bells have been sounded at the

Army

’s

Northern Command

headquarters at J&K’s Udhampur, which deals with both China and Pakistan, after a soldier, a NCO (non-commissioned officer), was arrested for allegedly leaking operational data to

Pakistan

's

Inter-Services Intelligence

(ISI).
The ongoing court of inquiry (CoI) into the data breach will establish the “extent of the classified information that was lost and who all were responsible for it,” said a source on Friday.
The preliminary probe by the Nagrota-based 16 Corps, based on a tip-off by an intelligence agency, shows the arrested soldier did allegedly leak “some” military maps and troop deployments, along both the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan and

Line of Actual Control

(LAC) with China, to his ISI handlers, said sources.
With Army chief General

M M Naravane

and Northern Command chief Lt-General Y K Joshi monitoring the progress of the probe, “accountability will be fixed much beyond the soldier” arrested till now.

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