Pradeep Kurulkar BrahMos Design Leaked: DRDO scientist from Pune who was detained on May 3 on suspicion of espionage disclosed confidential information to a female Pakistani intelligence agent concerning India’s missile BrahMos, drone, and robotics programs. Scientist Pradeep Kurulkar of the DRDO shared sensitive data with Pakistani agents about the Indian Missile System.
Pradeep Kurulkar BrahMos Design Leaked
Today the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) find that scientist Pradeep Kurulkar wanted to share a highly confidential report about the BrahMos missile project with a female Pakistani Intelligence Operative (PIO) named “Zara Dasgupta”.
DRDO Scientist charges under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) for allegedly engaging in spying and communicating with the Pakistani female in a possible honey trap situation.
DRDO Arrest Two Women
As per the latest updates in Pradeep Kurulkar’s case, Kurulkar allegedly abused two women by manipulating them with the promise of securing jobs within DRDO. The ATS team interrogated the two women, who disclosed that Kurulkar had summoned them to the DRDO restroom. Also, to manipulate the facts, Pradeep Kurulkar gave the wrong laptop for forensic analysis.
Who is Pradeep Kurulkar?
Pradeep Kurulkar was born on November 19, 1963, in Pune, Maharashtra. Kurulkar is married to Bharti Kurulkar who is a Doctor by profession. Together the couple have a son named Keyur Kurulkar who is an engineer and a musician.
Pradeep Kurulkar did his electrical engineering at the College of Engineering at Pune Technological University, Pune. Later he got his Advanced Power Electronics coursework degree from IIT Kanpur.
Pradeep Kurulkar Profession
Pradeep Kurulkar who got honey trapped holds the position of director at a DRDO lab in Pune. Kurulkar was appointed as the Director at the Systems Engineering Laboratory of the Research & Development Establishment (Engineers) [R&DE(E)], which is a part of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
As the principal designer and team leader for various military engineering systems and equipment, Kurulkar played a crucial role in their development. He played a crucial role in various DRDO programs of strategic import, such as the nuclear-capable Agni missile and the anti-satellite missile test Mission Shakti.
Pradeep Kurulkar Whatsapp Chat
ATS has accused Dr. Pradeep Kurulkar, the director of DRDO and a senior scientist, of sharing sensitive information about India’s missile technology with a Pakistani operative named “Zara Dasgupta” during their WhatsApp chats.
The ATS discovered discussions on missile technology, including the BrahMos and Rafael missiles. The allegation against Kurulkar is serious, as he is accused of compromising security measures by sharing classified information in a potential honeytrap situation with this woman.
Pradeep Kurulkar Leaked Secrets
According to the chargesheet filed against Pradeep Kurulkar, Zara Dasgupta trapped Kurulkar by posing as a software engineer residing in the UK. She established contact with Kurulkar by sending him explicit messages and videos.
According to the ATS, Kurulkar and Zara’s contact spanned from June 2022 to December 2022. If reports are to be believed, Kurulkar shared information about multiple projects, such as surface-to-air missiles (SAM), drones, Brahmos and Agni Missile Launchers, and Unmanned Combat vehicles, with Zara Dasgupta.
DRDO Scientist Pradeep Kurulkar FAQ’s
A. Pradeep Kurulkar is a DRDO scientist who got honey-trapped and leaked sensitive data to Pakistani agents.
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A. Pradeep Kurulkar was working as a director at a DRDO lab in Pune.
A. Pradeep Kurulkar was arrested because he leaked sensitive data to Pakistani ISI agents.