Surveillance

Indian help

Print edition : August 23, 2013

A significant amount of the Internet traffic across the world, including from India, flows through the U.S. Internet infrastructure. Photo: MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Reliance Communications and VSNL, which is now called Tata Communications Ltd, signed network security agreements with the U.S. in November 2007 and April 2005 respectively. Photo: ABHIJIT BHATLEKAR/BLOOMBERG

Reliance Communications and VSNL, which is now called Tata Communications Ltd, signed network security agreements with the U.S. in November 2007 and April 2005 respectively.

Network security agreements that Reliance Communications and VSNL signed with U.S. government departments oblige them to share data carried on their infrastructure and assist the U.S. in its surveillance programme.
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