Hyderabad: No scientist with the DRDO laboratories will be allowed to carry smartphones inside the labs from January 1. DRDO took the step following the arrest of a BrahMos scientist for passing on information to the ISI. The DRDO has also barried personnel from carrying CDs and pen drives an any media that can help transfer information.
DRDO has cautioned its scientists not to reveal their identity or designation on any social media platform, even on matrimonial sites or wedding cards.
Nishant Aggarwal, a senior systems engineer with BrahMos Aerospace, revealed that he was contacted by Pakistan’s Inter-Intelligence Service through his LinkedIn profile and enticed with a high-paying job offer.
Scientists working on contract with the DRDOs labs have been asked to give an undertaking that they would not disclose details of their projects after their tenure ended.