BrahMos Aerospace engineer held for ‘leaking’ technical info to Pakistan


A engineer with the BrahMos Aerospace unit near here was arrested on Monday for allegedly leaking “technical information” to Pakistan, an official said.

Nishant Agrawal was nabbed in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squads (ATS) at BrahMos’ Wardha Road facility, an ATS official said.

The engineer was living in a rented accommodation on Wardha Road since the last year, his landlord Manohar Kale said.
Kale said police team arrived at the building at 5.30 am and was there till 5 pm.

Kale said Agrawal hails from Roorkee and got married two months ago. “He was staying with his wife here and had given his Aadhaar card copy and a certificate from his employer to me while moving in,” he said.
BrahMos Aerospace was formed as a joint venture between India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the ‘Military Industrial Consortium’ ‘NPO Mashinostroyenia’ of Russia.

The company was established in India through an inter-governmental agreement signed on February 12, 1998, between India and Russia. The name BrahMos represents the fury of the Brahmaputra and the grace of the Moskva rivers.