Indian army probing leakage of top secret letter

Srinagar, June 13, 2013 (PPI-OT): At present, six military personnel of Indian army are facing disciplinary action for possibly compromising army’s top-secret details about operational plans and deployment along the sensitive India-China border.

The said personnel, indicted by a Court of Inquiry, are presently in the process of facing disciplinary action on various counts in the incident, disclosed an Indian news agency, PTI.

The sensitive information is believed to have been compromised because of leakage of a top secret letter written by the Tezpur-based 4 Corps to the Rangia-based 21 Mountain Division which had details about operational plans and other such crucial information relating to the sensitive China border.

At that point of time, the 21 Mountain Division was being commanded by Maj Gen NS Ghei, who was later promoted to the rank of Lt Gen and is presently commanding the Bathinda-based 10 Corps along Pakistan border.

The letter went missing within a week of its receipt by the 21 Mountain Division and it is still untraceable.

It is not yet clear whether defence ministry was informed by the top Army brass about the loss of such a sensitive letter, the news agency said.

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