Anil Ambani’s Cellphone Numbers On Checklist Of Potential Pegasus Targets: Report
The cellphone numbers of Reliance’s Anil Ambani had been on the alleged listing of potential targets of surveillance via the Israeli army grade adware Pegasus, information portal “The Wire” has reported.
The numbers of Mr Ambani and one different official of the Reliance ADG Group had been placed on the listing because the Rafale deal got here beneath public scrutiny.
The opposition Congress had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of settling for a grossly overpriced deal for 36 Rafale fighters solely to assist Mr Ambani win a whopping offset deal from Rafale maker Dassault.
The cellphone quantity for Dassault Aviation’s consultant in India, Venkata Rao Posina, former Saab India head Inderjit Sial and Boeing India boss Pratyush Kumar had been additionally on the listing, “The Wire” reported.
The developer of the Pegasus, Israeli agency NSO — which claims it provides its software program solely to “vetted” governments for management of terrorism and crime – has claimed the leaked listing of numbers is “not an inventory of targets or potential targets of Pegasus.