Terror flashback: Lanka crisis deepens jihad threats for southern India


New Delhi, July 21: The crisis in Sri Lanka is being closely watched by New Delhi. There appears to be no solution in sight as reports have already indicated that the election of Ranil Wickremasinghe an unpopular leader and a Rajapaksa loyalist risks a new turmoil in Sri Lanka.

The Indian agencies are keeping a close watch on the situation in the island nation and also along the borders. While the Intelligence Bureau had flagged a possible increase in smuggling activities, the agencies have also sounded an alert regarding a spillover by Jihadi elements into India especially in Tamil Nadu.

The Sri Lanka connection with Tamil Nadu where terror is concerned has cropped up more than once in the past. Back in 2014, the ISI had set up a module in Sri Lanka with the intention of targeting southern states. Ironically the module was set up in the Pakistan High Commission and was headed by a Pakistani official Amir Zubair Siddiqui.

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