An Indian embassy employee, only identified as "Co-Conspirator A", and an Indian-American businessman have been charged with conspiring to obtain secret weapon technology from American companies. While the name of the Indian embassy employee is not known â€“ the Indian embassy offering no comment â€“ the businessman has been named as Parthasarathy Sudarshan, 47, who entered a guilty plea in a federal court on Thursday, suggesting that the Indian government violated a pledge made in 2004 that it would not try to bypass US export-control laws and regulations imposed after the Indian nuclear tests of 1998. The Indian Embassy did not respond to a request for comment. In a separate case, a Minnesota company, MTS Systems Corporation, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years` probation and fined $400,000 for repeatedly falsifying documents in order to illegally export equipment for use in India`s nuclear programme.Now, this of course is the country Bill Gates wants American Business to get its IT help from.
Now, what are the security ramifications of the bulk of sensitive corporate and governmental data in the US being handled by nationals of a country that is engaged in espionage in the US? I`ll bet the Indian spies have a lot of good dirt on a lot of people.