Taliban has become more cruel and oppressive: Ghani

New Delhi, Aug 02: The situation in Afghanistan will change in the next six months, President Ashraf Ghani has said. He said that the Taliban has become more cruel and oppressive in the last two decades.

“They have no wish for peace, for prosperity, or progress; we want peace but they want surrender (subdued people and government). They will not engage in meaningful negotiations unless the situation changes on the battlefield; therefore, we should have a clear stance. For this, there is a need for a countrywide mobilisation,” Ghani said according to an ANI report.

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From plotting a hijack to creating the JeM, why Pakistan guards Masood Azhar so much

New Delhi, Aug 02: Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar is undeniably one of the most protected persons in Pakistan. The history of the terrorist who is an accused in the 2001 Parliament attack and 2019 Pulwama bombing case is an interesting one considering the lengths Pakistan goes to protect him.

A Times Now Navbharat report said that Pakistan’s deep state continues to provide a safe haven for several terrorists including Azhar. The report said that Azhar has two houses in Pakistan’s Bahawalpur with one located next to the Osman-O-Ali-Masjid and the National Orthopaedic and General Hospital.

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LeM conspiracy: NIA raids 9 locations in J&K

New Delhi, Aug 01: The National Investigation Agency conducted searches at 9 locations in Jammu and Kashmir. The agency also arrested a terrorist in connection with the Lashkar-e-Mustafa case.

The case was registered at the Gangyal Police Station after a conspiracy was unearthed about the LeM working at the behest of the Jaish-e-Mohammad.

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NIA recovers incriminating material in Lashkar IED case

New Delhi, Aug 01: The National Investigation Agency conducted searches at multiple locations in connection with the Bathindi IED recovery case.

The searches were conducted in Shopian and Ramban districts. The case was registered following the recovery of 5 kilograms of IED from a Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist in Bathindi.

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Jammu drone strike, LeM module: NIA raids 14 locations in J&K

New Delhi, July 31: Raids are being conducted at 14 locations in connection with separate cases. The raids are taking place after the attack on the Jammu air base where drones were used to drop explosives.

The second cases relates to the terror group Lashkar-e-Mustafa, a proxy of the Jaish-e-Mohammad. The raids are being conducted by the National Investigation Agency in Banihal, Shopian, Anantnag and Kashmir regions. Raids are also taking place in Sunjwan in Jammu. N

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Weapons of Pak origin recovered from Amritsar based operative in Hizbul narco case

New Delhi, July 31: The National Investigation Agency has filed a supplementary chargesheet against one Manpreet Singh in connection with the Hizbul Mujahideen narco terrorism case.

The case was originally registered in Amritsar City following the arrest of Hilal Ahmed. The police had also seized a truck and recovered Rs 29 lakh from his possession. He was an over ground worker and a close aide of Riyaz Ahmed Naikoo the then commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen in Kashmir.

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Sense of desperation: Why are terrorists choosing soft targets in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, July 30: There have been a spate of killings in Jammu and Kashmir and if one were to see the trend, the terrorists are attacking soft targets. There has been a sustained effort to create a fear in the minds of the people ever since the abrogation of Article 370 in J&K. 

The National Investigation Agency in its latest report had said that the killing of the Parihar brothers was a clear attempt to revive terrorism in the Chenab Valley. While the forces have attained a great deal of success in neutralising terrorists, attempts are still on to revive terror on a much larger scale in the Union Territory.

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Forces gun down two terrorists of NSCN-K (YA) in Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi, July 30: The security forces have gunned two cadres of the NSCN-K (YA) at the Lomlo, Tirap District, Arunachal Pradesh on 28 Jul 2021. The operation was carried out jointly with the police.

The forces had picked up inputs about the presence of a group of the cadres of the terror group. It was learnt that they were carrying out anti-national activities in the areas of north of Trans Arunachal Highway, in Kottam Forest.

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Motive behind killing of Parihar brothers in Kishtwar aimed at reviving terror in Chenab Valley

Anil Kumar Parihar

New Delhi, July 29: The National Investigation Agency has arrested a key conspirator in the killing of the Parihar brothers at Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir.

The accused has been identified as Malik Noor Mohammad Fayyaz aged 51. The case relates to the killing of Anil Kumar Parihar and his brother Ajit Kumar Parihar. The brothers were fired at by unknown persons when they were returning home.

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Fighting alongside Taliban, how Pak’s Lashkar is adding to woes of Afghansitan

New Delhi, July 28: Prior to the attacks of Mumbai 26/11, the Lashkar-e-Tayiba had indicated its willingness to fight alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan. Back in the day, the ISI had not approved of this and felt that the focus of the outfit should be on India, especially Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan did not want its most important proxy to fight in Afghanistan as the US troops were very much in place there. The 26/11 attack originally planned by Ilyas Kashmiri of the 313 Brigade of the Al-Qaeda was handed over to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba with the sole intention of keeping its fighters away from Afghanistan.

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