India to Request US Help for Monitoring Communications

Taking a page from the people who wrote the book, the Indian government will start seeking aid from the NSA, CIA, and GCHQ while they set up their own spy system for their rapidly rising population who all have cellphones and aren’t afraid to use more of them than anyone else on the planet.

Over the next two days at the Indo-US Police Chiefs conference, India’s Home Ministry hopes to gain a deeper, more intricate understanding of how the NSA was able to crack the encryption tactics of programs like Viber, Skype, Wechat, and Whatsapp.

“The availability of their Web servers in India is required for legal interception of communications in real-time for timely action by security and intelligence agencies,” the India ministry said in its note. “The communication over these services is encrypted, and the encryption-decryption technologies available with the service providers will be required by security agencies even if the facility for lawful interception of these communications is extended to security agencies in India. The technology in use by U.S. agencies may be an area of co-operation.”

In November of 2008, a group of Pakistani terrorists bombed twelve separate locations across Mumbai, killing 164 people and injuring 310 more. Since these heinous acts, the Indian government has been scrambling to figure out how the attacks could have been carried out without their intelligence agencies being any the wiser. In response the Central Bureau of Intelligence (CBI) — the main wing of surveillance operations within the country, will be voicing their displeasure with U.S tech companies like Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft for refusing to acknowledge their requests for data pertinent the investigation that took place in the months after the bombs went off.

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