Another case of honey trap has come to light in the country. Ram Singh, a military personnel of Dilwara, Mount Abu, has been arrested for sending a Pakistani woman spy after leaking intelligence related to the Indian Army. During interrogation, it has been revealed that accused Ram Singh, father of two children, used to chat with Pakistani female agent on WhatsApp by pretending to be unmarried. Today we are telling you what is honey trap and how it came into practice. How do people become victims of this? Also, what are the ways to avoid it-
What is the honey trap, in which the army officers or jawans fall in the trap
The meaning of honey trap is such a trap in which the trapped person does not even know where he is trapped and who has become a victim. Beautiful women agents entrap army officers and jawans in their beauty trap and get information related to the security of the country from them. The female detective associated with Honey Trap first befriends that person on social media like Facebook, WhatsApp, then under his guise, makes a relationship by chatting with that military officer or jawan. After getting caught in the web of love and having a relationship, those female agents even blackmail such people. In return, they are given a huge amount. They are also called cyber agents.
The British intelligence agency had uncovered China’s spies, then the name Honey Trap came
It was in 2009, when one day UK banks, businessmen and financial institutions received a 14-page document, which warned to beware of Chinese spies. These documents were sent to everyone by the British intelligence agency MI5, after which there was a stir. It was warned in the document that spies of China’s Intelligence Agency stay in romantic or sexual relationships for a long time with people in the army or important posts and then they get the secrets they want from them. For this, they also blackmail the people trapped in their trap. This type of espionage was named Honey Trap. This type of honey trap has been used a lot in James Bond films. In India centuries ago, Vishkanyas used to be used by kings and emperors, who were expert in spewing such secrets.
Pakistan’s ISI, who was beaten on the ground, now tries the honey trap trick
Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI, which is often beaten on the ground front from India, is now adopting the trick of honey trap. Cases of ISI extracting personal information by trapping Indian soldiers and officers in honey traps have come to the fore many times in the past. Honeytrap cases have been reported in many countries like America, Britain, China, Russia or Japan. When such a honey trap case was busted in East Germany in 1997, the whole world was shocked that a woman was used to gain secrets of the country.
After all, why do people associated with the army get caught in this web?
The biggest question that arises is that why does someone get caught in the trap of beauty and provide personal information related to the security of the country to the enemy country. Actually, the important reason behind this is that the officers and jawans of Army, Air Force or Navy stay away from their homes and families. Also, sometimes personal problems, or any reason like depression is also responsible. Female spies from enemy countries take advantage of their loneliness to trap them in the web of their beauty and then blackmail them to get secret information from them.
Increasing trend on social media, relationships are made from fake profiles
In the Honey Trap case, it has been seen that people associated with the army are implicated through social media. Sometimes male agents masquerade as women and entangle them in their nets. There are many types of fake sites, dating applications, through which honey is trapped. For this a fake profile is created. However, now women detectives are employed in this work, so that through video call they can tell that they are real girls. Mobile numbers are exchanged through sex chat and chatting is also done with WhatsApp, Facebook. During this, she obtains information about extremely private photos and secrets, so that they can be used in blackmailing when the time comes. Photos of military installations or insides are also acquired.
What can be tried to avoid getting caught in the honey trap
By the way, the three armies keep issuing guidelines regarding social media for their respective soldiers and officers from time to time. But people should also be educated about this. It is also that they should also get holidays in between, so that they can spend time by going between their homes and families. Apart from this, awareness campaign should also be run among the people regarding this.