A Pakistani spy from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Nishant Agrawal, was arrested on Monday for allegedly leaking secrets to Pakistan and USA. Agrawal, in what could be termed as a massive security breach, has been accused of leaking sensitive information about BrahMos missile from the Nagpur (Maharashtra) unit.
Agrawal, who has been working with Brahmos Aerospace Centre for four years, has been booked under the Official Secrets Act. The Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) nabbed the spy in a joint operation.
According to the police, the accused had got an access to sensitive information on India’s missile systems. As per certain reports, Nagpur Police had no clue about Agrawal’s presence in the BrahMos unit. Also, Nagpur Police claim that they didn’t get any information about the investigation from the ATS team as well.
What makes the arrest of Agrawal even more critical is the fact that BrahMos is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) facility in Nagpur makes propellants or fuel for the BrahMos missile. The BrahMos is a medium-range supersonic missile that can be fired from submarines, ships, aircraft or land.