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    Pakistani Intelligence Honey-Trapped Indian Air Force Official

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    Pakistani intelligence agency ISI and terror outfit JuD used a fake Facebook profile to honey trap an Indian Air Force official, coaxing him to reveal secrets.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — After months of grueling investigations, Indian intelligence agencies, have unearthed the startling fact that Indian Air Force official Ranjith K. K.,  who was arrested in December last year from Punjab for passing secret information to ISI, had been honey trapped by them.

    IAF official Ranjith K.K. was honey-trapped by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawaaa (JuD) through a fake Facebook profile using the name Damini McNaught.

    Damini McNaught, in her Facebook profile, claimed to work as an executive at a UK based media firm and that she required Air Force-related information for an article she was writing for their news magazine.

    IAF official Ranjith shared important information relating to deployment, recent exercises, movements and the status of aircraft at the Bathinda Air Force Base in Punjab.

    In fact here has been an unseen rise in such incidents, where defense officials posted at sensitive positions were attempted to provide information via social media. 

    According to Major General (Rtd.) G. D. Bakhshi, "In fact it is not a new thing; ISI has been trying to lure Indian military officials to gain access to the classified military information. Now they are using social media platforms to get top secret information. After these revelations, the Defense Ministry should advice military officials to be extra cautious on social media sites. Social media can be extremely dangerous, especially for officials dealing with sensitive information." 


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