26th December 2010
Thanks to Surya for alerting me to the Mitrokhin Archive. I feel like a fool not even having known about this! But better to get this information late than never. (My excuse is that for a number of years I had severe RSI problems and did not use the computer actively to search for news on India).
I've gone through the internet and confirmed that the material is genuine, and as Minister Jack Straw noted in the British Parliament:
"Thousands of leads from Mr. Mitrokhin's material have been followed up world wide. As a result, our intelligence and security agencies, in co-operation with allied Governments, have been able to put a stop to many security threats. Many unsolved investigations have been closed; many earlier suspicions confirmed; and some names and reputations have been cleared. Our intelligence and security agencies have assessed the value of Mr. Mitrokhin's material world wide as immense."
While the KGB destroyed all its actual archives, this material, based on notes made by Mitrokhin while he worked inside the KGB, is as authentic as it gets. More importantly EVERY WORD THAT I'VE READ FROM THE INDIA SECTION (below) SOUNDS TOTALLY AUTHENTIC. It confirms whatever I know of the shadowy world of Indian politics.
On India, the following book (one out of the seven books published by Mitrokhin) is of particular interest: Andrew, Christopher, Vasili Mitrokhin (2005). The Mitrokin Archive II: The KGB and the World. Allen Lane. While the India section in this book is now publicly available (presumably someone has scanned it for public dissemination), the relevant footnotes are missing, so I've ordered the book from Amazon since I need to know the entire details. This is absolutely shocking material. It has caused me even more grief than ever about the machinations of the Congress (I). If I had known about this before I wrote BFN, I'd have made appropriate references to this material.
Note that in the section below I've broken up the paragraphs for easier reading. My Word version, should you be interested, is available here.
This is a story of realpolitics, but also a story of deep corruption and betrayal of the trust of the people of India. This is the kind of stuff that I fully support publication of – as part of whisleblowing activity (unlike routine operational matters that Wikileaks has taken to publishing). The reality is that evil regimes like that of the USSR were hell-bent on destroying the truth, and in corrupting everyone they could. That the USSR ultimately collapsed under the weight of its own falsehoods and delusions should not detract us, however, from the reality that India was literally sold out by our politicians and press to the USSR.
– MANY Indian politicians were funded by USSR/KGB, particularly members of CPI and Congress. Indira Gandhi was perhaps the highest functionary so funded (possibly without her direct knowledge – although that sounds totally implausible), but tens, if not hundreds of Ministers, MPs, bureaucrats (diplomats), intelligence officers and policemen were paid by the USSR. Note how Mrs Gandhi also took money from CIA (although only (!) twice). The worst traitors seem to be the CPI – a party that ought to be investigated by the Election Commission and shut down. Congress (I) also needs to be investigated seriously. (Indira Gandhi does come out well, though, in her not following suggestions to rig the 1977 elections, and in handing over power after losing them).
– TEN Indian newspapers and one news agency were on the payroll of KGB, with thousands of KGB-planted articles published in India. [IS THIS WHY INDIAN NEWSPAPERS HAVE BARELY CARRIED THESE ALLEGATIONS OR CALLED FOR AN INVESTIGATION?]
All these are criminal offences under the FCRA. In my views, these action amount to treason. Most of the politicians/diplomats/intelligence officers cited have now died, but these people should have been publicly hanged.
At least a few Indian diplomats (IFS?) seem to have been implicated as double agents. This is serious stuff. Needs investigation.
I also discovered that Sanjay Gandhi had started opposing socialism. That's useful information! A lead to pursue in the future. An evil man in his own right, with no regard for freedom and democracy, he seems to have not bought into the communist propaganda that his mother and grandfather had bought into.
I am also sure of one thing: that regardless of the end of the USSR, the habits of corruption that were formed by the communists and socialists in India have not died. Many of those fattened on Soviet corruption and habituated to evil manipulation of the media still continue to influence India (if not directly then through their children or grandchildren). India needs to oust the socialists if it has to breathe in peace. These socialist criminals have looted and destroyed India at every step.
(Source of the image: Amazon)
The Special Relationship with India