New Delhi:The US National Security Agency targeted the Indian embassy in Washington and the Indian UN office in New York with sophisticated surveillance equipment that might have resulted in hard disks being copied, a report said Wednesday.
The NSA selected Indias UN office and the embassy as (a) location target for infiltrating their computers and telephones with hi-tech bugs,sources said.
It said Indias missions were marked for various snooping techniques including one codenamed Lifesaver which facilitates imaging of the hard drive of computers.
India and the US have put past difficulties behind them and become firm allies over the last decade, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh set to meet US President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday.
The revelations about US spying activities, leaked through documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, have already strained relations between Obama and his foreign allies, notably Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.