Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 11
The government on Friday denied involvement in a 15-year-long disinformation campaign that was allegedly being fronted by a Delhi-based think tank.
“India as a responsible country does not practise disinformation,” said MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava when asked about an NGO “EU DisinfoLab” pointing fingers at a website “The EU Chronicle” which, it said, was “the newest iteration of an influence campaign run by an Indian organisation called the Srivastava Group”.
The website was said to be a feeder for mainstream Indian publications via an Indian news agency that gave articles published in “The EU Chronicle” an aura of credibility by quoting from them.
The NGO also said the website mainly drives Indian security interests mainly against Pakistan and China by publishing content against their activities. The MEA said on the contrary it is the “country next door that purveys fake news” by manufacturing fictitious dossiers”.