Afghan agencies bust major China-Pak espionage racket aimed at influencing geopolitical dynamic
New Delhi, Dec 25: The agencies in Afghanistan have busted a major Chinese spying racket and have arrested 10 spies.
It has also been found that both China and Pakistan have been working closely to undertake espionage activities in Kabul.
The Afghan National Directorate of Security recently discovered a dense network of Chinese spies, who were trying to influence the geopolitical dynamics in the region. The NDS had on December 10 cracked down on the network and arrested a Chinese intelligence operative Li Yangyang. He had been operating in the country since July. He was arrested from his Kabul residence and the NDS recovered arms, ammunition and explosives including Ketamine powder.
On the same day, the NDS arrested another Chinese spy Sha Hung from her Shirpur residence in Kabul.
The NDS recovered explosives and highly objectionable material from here residence.
Both were kingpins of the espionage network and they were meeting with members of the Haqqani Network that is backed by the ISI. Officials tell OneIndia that both China and Pakistan are working to disrupt the Afghan peace talks. Both are trying to establish themselves as dominant forces in the region and influence the Taliban and Al-Qaeda once the US security forces withdraw.
The two arrested spies were also in touch with some Taliban leaders and were also tracking the moment of the Uighur activists who had fled to Afghanistan. They were focusing on the patches of Badakhshan and Kumar provinces. It was also found that they were in touch with the Haqqani Network and Al-Qaeda commanders.