Recent media reports suggest that a DRDO scientist named Pradeep Kurulka was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Pune. It is alleged that Kurulka may have provided basic information about missiles, such as the BrahMos and Agni, to a woman who honey-trapped him in September last year. The reports further suggest that there was no financial exchange involved in the transaction.

Authorities are now extracting WhatsApp chats and other technical details to conduct a further investigation into the case. It has been reported that the DRDO scientist had shared some images and data with foreign nationals, but sources suggest that this information may have little value to Pakistan. While the information shared may provide some basic details about the missiles, it is unlikely to reveal the exact nature of their performance or how they can be intercepted.

The incident highlights the potential threat that espionage and honey-trapping pose to India’s defense establishment. The DRDO, which is responsible for the development of India’s defense technology, has implemented strict security protocols to safeguard its research and development activities. However, incidents like these underscore the need for constant vigilance and further strengthening of the country’s cybersecurity infrastructure.