New Delhi, Dec 7: The investigations that are being conducted into the ISI spy ring case have revealed that maps of the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), which builds warships for the navy, had been shared with the handlers.
The police are probing whether footage of the warships being constructed too had been sent.
The leak is a cause for concern, but the information shared is minimal and would not affect operations in anyway.
It appears to be an attempt on part of the ISI to source information about the construction of the warships.
The recovery of the maps has however raised some concerns as officials suspect that the ISI may have been attempting to launch a strike at the GRSE.
No need to panic:
Naval officer in charge at West Bengal Ravi Ahluwalia however informed that there is no cause for panic. The pictures will not tell the traits of the warships he says.
However, steps are being taken to ensure that there are no such recurrences, he said.
In the wake of this incident, security will be stepped up at the GRSE and steps will be taken to scrutinise in a bid to ensure that there are no such recurrences. A CISF team will also be deployed.
Spy agencies from various countries often source all kinds of information relating to the defence mechanism of a country.
It is all about one upmanship and spy agencies at times even source minute details. With these incidents now being reported there would be a re-think on strategy to ensure that moles in important sectors are eradicated out of the system. There would be more due diligence in future to plug the leaks.