INDIAN Navy officials selling Pakistan the secrets of Indian warships and submarines, Stunning revelation

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INDIAN Navy officials selling Pakistan the secrets of Indian warships and submarines, Stunning revelation

*New Delhi: **INDIAN Navy officials selling Pakistan the secrets of Indian warships and submarines for money, Stunning revelations have been made by Indian media report. *

*S*even Indian Navy officials based in Visakhapatnam, Karwar and Mumbai have been arrested for passing on “critical” information to Pakistan, in a case of entrapment.

The case was cracked by the Andhra Pradesh Police, working in close coordination with the naval and central intelligence agencies.

Navy sources told ThePrint that the seven sailors were arrested following sustained surveillance over the last few weeks, under operation ‘Dolphin’s Nose’. They said three of the sailors were arrested from Visakhapatnam, two from Karwar and two from Mumbai.

“They are very young sailors who were entrapped through fake Facebook accounts and subsequent chats,” a source said.

The sailors were paid into giving out the positions and movements of warships and submarines on which they used to operate.

What began as blackmail quickly turned into monetary transactions, with the sailors being regularly paid by the ‘businessman’, who was actually a *hawala* operator.

ThePrint has learnt that the initial input in the case came from the Andhra Pradesh Police’s intelligence department, after which naval intelligence and central security agencies were roped in.

The sources said no other personnel are suspected to be part of this spy ring. However, the Navy is expected to issue a fresh advisory to all its personnel regarding their presence on social media.

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