A CIA official who visited India earlier this month has been diagnosed with Havana Syndrome. This is the first case of Havana syndrome in India. The infected American officer was part of a delegation led by CIA Director William Burns. He had to seek medical help while in India, reports CNN and NYT.
The issue comes weeks after US Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam was delayed. Meanwhile, U.S. employees said they had symptoms of Havana syndrome before their trip last month. The first case of the syndrome was reported in 2016 in Havana, Cuba. That is why it is called Havana Syndrome. Meanwhile, in recent years, Havana, a mysterious neurological disease, has plagued American spies and diplomats in Russia, China, Austria, and many other countries.
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval had met US CIA chief William Burns in Delhi on September 8. The meeting took place after the Taliban announced the names of those in power in Afghanistan. An American official who has been diagnosed with Havana syndrome was also part of the meeting and is reported to have experienced symptoms while in India.