The Indian Intelligence Bureau (IB) has detained two British nationals, Stephen Hampston and Steve Martin, in New Delhi's Radisson Hotel following reports of their suspicious activities. Following questioning, the Indian intelligence officials found them carrying a map of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi's international airport) and sophisticated equipment that could track aircraft, including military planes. "The equipment, which is believed to have the capacity to track an aircraft [from] around 100 kilometres away, is being examined by experts," the news agency quoted an unnamed senior police official as saying. "They checked into the hotel on February 13 and hotel authorities informed us after they found their activities suspicious. We are questioning them," a police officer said.
Delhi was on high alert since the Pune bombing last week, where two bombs were thrown at the German Bakery. The bombs killed 9 people and injured at least 40.
The British intelligence activity has been hastened up following a decision by Islamabad and New Delhi to hold talks on Feb. 25. The MI6 agents and the Pune bombers were trying to create major incidents which would put the suspicion on Islamabad cancelling the talks.
For decades now, Britain is in the forefront in keeping India and Pakistan at eachother's throats by creating violent incidents. MI6-run British Muslims and the Britain-headquartered terrorist groups, such as the Hizbut Tahrir and the international terrorist group, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were used to undermine both India's and Pakistan's security. LeT was directly involved in the 2008 November attack in Mumbai.