On the wake of the rising tensions between India and China a report in Indian Express has claimed that a Shenzen-based technology company with links to the Chinese government, and the Chinese Communist Party, is monitoring over 10,000 Indian individuals and organisations in its global database of foreign targets. Among the Indians who are being monitored by Zhenzhuah Data Information Technology Company Limited, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Gandhi Family, Mamta Banerjee, Uddhav Thackeray, Naveen Patnaik Leaders, Union ministers like Rajnath Singh-Piyush Goyal, CDS Bipin Rawat and many big army officers are included.
Not just influential individuals in the political and official establishment, Indians being monitored cut across disciplines. They include bureaucrats in key positions; judges; scientists and academicians; journalists; actors and sportspersons; religious figures and activists. And even hundreds accused of financial crime, corruption, terrorism, and smuggling of narcotics, gold, arms or wildlife. Key names in sports, culture and religion also figure in the list. Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, film director Shyam Benegal, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, former Akal Takht Jathedar Gurbachan Singh, several bishops and Archbishops of churches, self-styled god-woman Radhe Maa (Sukhwinder Kaur); Bibi Jagir Kaur, the first woman to be elected Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee for the second time, and Hardev Singh of the Nirankari Mission, are being monitored. This data being collected on behalf of the company gives the name of Hybrid War by Chinese companies, which make it a mission to gather information about someone. On the one hand, while China is trying to provoke war on LAC by infiltrating into India, on the other hand it is keeping an eye on big leaders to officers.