32 ISI espionage modules neutralized: Antony

Last Updated: Mon, May 06, 2013 12:06 hrs

Union Defence Minister A K Antony Monday said that a total of 32 Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) backed espionage modules have been neutralized in the country during 2010-13 resulting in the arrest of 50 espionage agents.

Antony gave the information in a written reply to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

"A well-coordinated and multi-pronged approach is in place to tackle with the espionage activities by Indian and Foreign nationals including Pakistanis, which includes preventing infiltration and illegal cross border activities, gearing up the Intelligence machinery, coordination between different agencies of Government, modernization, strengthening and upgradation of State Police and Security Forces," Antony said.

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