Is India tapping undersea internet cables? Telcos and DoT won’t say

The Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius has been embroiled in a political controversy, as news reports seem to indicate that its prime minister was under pressure to install “sniffing” devices at undersea cable landing stations in the island nation, which connect the country to the global internet.


This raises an important question: if India is potentially involved abroad in installing surveillance equipment on crucial junctions of the internet — undersea landing cable stations, where the bulk of any country’s internet traffic flows through — is the government doing so in India too?

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