The Indian Prime Minister is spy proof. According to a report from the U.S. National Security Agency, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh does not own a personal cell phone and does not have his own personal email address.
A spokesperson for Singh told Agence France-Presse: “The prime minister doesn’t use a mobile phone, and he doesn’t have an email account. His office uses email, but he has no personal email.”
“We have no information and no cause for concern,” he added.
Many worldwide officials have grown increasingly concerned with digital spying after the NSA PRISM program was revealed to the world.
According to German news magazine Der Spiegel, Singh’s office is in the minority among concerned world leaders. Despite claims that the NSA may have tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone, she continues to make phone calls. Merkel led the European Union in condemning the NSA’s actions while expressing “deep concern” over spying practices currently being employed by U.S. agencies.
While the NSA continues to spy Merkel and her counterparts are demanding new agreements that would keep spying practices in check.
India’s media routinely calls Prime Minister Manmohan Singh “out of touch” with modern days. Perhaps his failure to use a cellphone or personal email isn’t helping him politically as much as its hurting him.
Ironically India has witnessed a mobile boom in the last decade. The country plays home to 1.2 billion people and currently counts 876 million phone connections among its population.
Do you think India’s Prime Minister is taking a drastic measure to become “spy proof” from the NSA and other global spy networks?