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NRI found guilty of spying for China

world Updated: Aug 10, 2010 23:50 IST
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Almost five years after he was first arrested, an Indian-American former B-2 bomber engineer was found guilty by a federal jury in Hawaii of spying for and helping China develop a stealth cruise missile.

The jury found Noshir Gowadia, 66, guilty of multiple offenses including espionage for China. The counts he was indicted on included providing a design for China of a "low signature cruise missile exhaust system" cruise missile that would be "resistant to detection by infrared missiles", according to the US Department of Justice.

Gowadia, originally from Mumbai and a resident of Maui, worked for Northrop Grumman Corporation from 1968 to 1986 and worked as a contractor on classified matters for the US Government till the late 1990s. He was arrested in October 2005.