The main opposition party Congress has expressed concern over this after a media report published by China on the Chinese digital surveillance of thousands of people in India. In a news report published in a media report, it has been said that through a big data company, China is keeping an eye on every big leader in India, from tech companies, journalists and even some big criminals. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in a tweet on Monday that ‘we condemn it clearly.’ He has also raised the question whether China has ever tried to influence the policies of the government through this?
Surjewala wrote in his tweet, News about Chinese digital surveillance of India’s leaders & others is worrying. We condemn this unequivocally. Have the Chinese used this 2 yr old Company to influence Govt policies in any manner? Will the Govt investigate & assure the Nation?
This report states that Zenhua Data Information Technology Co. A data company called Limited is a log file named Overseas Key Information Database (OKIDB), which has many Indian leaders, big tech companies and many other names being spied. It includes people like President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, CDS Bipin Rawat, Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and JP Nadda. Apart from this, many cabinet ministers including the Chief Ministers of many states of the country are also included in this list. From the owners of tech startups Bharat Pe and AuthBridge to big businessmen like Ratan Tata and Gautam Adani are also in this list.
In this database of ‘foreign targets’, more than 10,000 Indians are being spied in real time. The company in Shenzhen city, which has described itself as a leader in ‘new life in the Chinese nation’ and ‘hybrid warfare’, has been found to have links with the Chinese government.