New Delhi, June 25:In an undated conversation between two terrorists, Zakir Musa and Abu Dujana, they are heard speaking about the role of the Pakistan Army and terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
Both Dujana and Musa who were part of the Al-Qaeda inspired, Ansar Ghazwatul Hind were killed in separate encounters in the Valley. Dujana who was initially part of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba quit the outfit and joined the Musa led AGH. Musa had formed the AGH after a fall out with the leadership of the Hizbul Mujahideen.
New Delhi, June 25:Local police reports from Kerala state that over the past three to four years, over a 100 persons from the state have joined the Islamic State.
Added to this, the agencies are also keeping a close watch on over 2,000 elements who had attempted to join the ISIS, but were caught and de-radicalised. It is a delicate situation says an Intelligence Bureau (IB) official. We need to keep a very close watch on these people and it would take sometime before we are entirely sure that they have returned to the mainstream, the officer also says.
New Delhi, June 25:Lt General Faiz Hameed was handpicked by the Pakistan Army as the new chief of the ISI.
His rise to prominence began win 2017, during a protest by a religious group in Islamabad. A group called the Tehreek-e-Labbaik was protesting against a change in the oath of office in the Election Act. It was Hameed who helped broker a deal.
New Delhi, June 24:Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satyapal Malik said last week that it was encouraging to see the readiness by the Hurriyat Conference (M) for talks. The faction led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that it was always in favour of talks as a means of resolution.
Malik said that the Hurriyat leaders who had once shut the doors on Ram Vilas Paswan were not ready for talks and this was an encouraging sign. It is interesting to note that the readiness by the Hurriyat (M) comes in the wake of a major crackdown by the security forces and also the National Investigation Agency, which is probing a series of cases relating to terror funding in which the Separatists of Kashmir are involved.
New Delhi, June 24:The Ministry for Home Affairs has approved the use of a sound cannon to tackle stone pelters. This would mean that the use of the pellet gun would be minimised in future operations against the stone pelters in Jammu and Kashmir.
The sound cannon will emit pain inducing sound waves on the mobs.
New Delhi, June 22:The plan was to establish a Caliphate, the National Investigation Agency in its chargesheet that was filed in connection with the Islamic State Amroha case.
They had named this module as ‘Harkat-ul-Harb-E-Islam’ (Movement for War of Islam). This group owed its allegiance to ISIS and wanted to establish an ISIS Caliphate in India by resorting to large scale terrorist attacks in and around National Capital Region. The group carried out reconnaissance of some such locations in and around NCR, the NIA further said.
Srinagar, June 24:The Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, an offshoot of the Al-Qaeda in Jammu and Kashmir suffered further losses when four of its terrorists were gunned down in an encounter at Shopian.
The AGH has been facing a series of losses ever since its leader, Zakir Musa was killed in an encounter with the security forces on May 23. Sources say that the strength of the AGH has been constantly depleting over the past couple of months.
New Delhi, June 24:The National Investigation Agency is likely to get more powers, with a proposal in place to amendthe NIA Act.
The matter after getting a nod from the Cabinet will be placed before the Parliament this week during the ongoing Monsoon session. In addition to the NIA Act, there is also a proposed amendment on the cards for the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
New Delhi, June 24:The Navy was in full swing post the Balakot strike that India carried out to avenge the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were martyred.
The Navy deployed a major part of its fleet close to Pakistan territorial waters. The deployment came immediately after the Pulwama attack and Pakistan was given the impression that India could use its maritime powers to avenge the Pulwama attack.