New Delhi: In a big shocking report, China is reportedly monitoring over 10,000 Indian individuals and organisations through a Shenzen-based company named Zhenhua Data Information Technology Co. Limited.
This particular company has close links with the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party.
As per Indian Express report, they are eyeing on top individuals including President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. China is also monitoring Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and their families; Chief Ministers Mamata Banerjee, Ashok Gehlot and Amarinder Singh, Uddhav Thackeray, Naveen Patnaik and Shivraj Singh Chouhan; Cabinet Ministers Rajnath Singh and Ravi Shankar Prasad to Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, and Piyush Goyal; Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Singh Rawat to at least 15 former Chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force; Chief Justice of India Sharad Bobde and brother judge AM Khanwilkar to Lokpal Justice P C Ghose and Comptroller and Auditor General G C Murmu; start-up tech entrepreneurs like Nipun Mehra, founder of Bharat Pe (an Indian payment app), and Ajay Trehan of AuthBridge, an authentication technology firm, to top industrialists Ratan Tata and Gautam Adani.
It is learnt that the Chinese company is also monitoring bureaucrats in key positions- scientists and academicians; journalists; actors and sportspersons; religious figures and activists, said a report published by Indian Express.
This report assumes significance amid the ongoing months long standoff between India and China on the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh. Zhenhua reportedly works for Chinese intelligence, military and security agencies.