New Delhi: Chinese intelligence has hacked into the database of Indian intelligence agencies and Western countries have intercepted mails and phone calls from India, and continue to do so it was revealed by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the HT Leadership summit here. Assange was participating in the conference in video conferencing mode from London.
Julian Assange said, "Telephone connections and e-mails from India that go through the Pacific (Ocean) can be intercepted and are being intercepted by the West. The information acquired from their intercepts are used as economic intelligence."
Assange also asserted that "Chinese intelligence had penetrated into the intelligence systems of the Indian government including the Indian equivalent of FBI, the Central Bureau of Investigation," Assange said.
Assange is currently fighting an extradition order in the UK that would see him sent to Sweden to face sexual assault charges.
He made another startling revelation, one that has rocked Indian politics this year and is likely to continue to do so.
"Information on foreign bank accounts held by Indians will come out within the next year," Assange said.