WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — A collection of more than 900,000 declassified documents, running more than 12 million pages, recently posted online by the Central Intelligence Agency provided previously unknown secrets of how the U.S. spied on India during key points in the country’s history.

Declassified since the 2000s, the documents first started being revealed after journalist Michael Best spearheaded a campaign to print and put them online.

Here are some of the most interesting tidbits revealed:

  • Dating as far back as September 1948, the CIA operated under the impression Netaji Subhas Chandra had died. Several documents in the cache refer to the “death” of Bose.

  • There was an extreme lack of intelligence speaking toward what India’s strategy would be in the run-up to the 1971 conflict with Pakistan made available to U.S. President Richard Nixon and his National Security Adviser, Henry Kissinger. This made their diplomatic options few.

  • The U.S. became so concerned with the growth of nuclear programs in India and Pakistan in the 1980s, it considered proposing the appointment of a “nuclear emissary” to help ease tensions in the region.

  • In 1990, the CIA prepared a special and secret report on Sathya Sai Baba, which opined his well-organized movement might “even become another worldwide religion.”

Information from the Hindustan Times contributed to this report.