Is Dawood still ISI’s cash cow?

Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Anis was the main funder of the terror module that was busted by Delhi Police ahead of the festive season in India. With Dawood’s involvement being unearthed, the question remains if he is the biggest cash cow for ISI.

Why the rise of Sikh separatism in the United States needs to be flagged harder 

New Delhi, Sep 15: The Indian security agencies have repeatedly stated that the Khalistan terrorists backed by the ISI would look to make a comeback. While the terror modules within the country are largely under control, the worry is the rise of Sikh separatism.

For several years now, groups backing the Khalistan movement have operated in the United States, Canada and London. The Sikhs for Justice in particular is a notorious outfit led by proscribed terrorist, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. He was declared as an individual terrorist under the UAPA from promoting secessionism and encouraging Sikh youth to take up arms.

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Terror module busted in Delhi, UP shows Dawood is still prime asset for ISI

New Delhi, Sep 15: The busting of two ISI sponsored modules, one by the Delhi Police and another by the UP ATS is clearly a sign of the Pakistan spy agencies trying to up the ante ahead of the elections to be held next year.

While the Delhi Police arrested 6 persons who were planning attacks during the festival season, the UP police picked up 3 persons following raids at Lucknow, Rae Bareli and Pratapgarh.

The Delhi Police said that the six persons were planning major attacks in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra during the festival season. The police also said that the accused persons had visited Pakistan. In Pakistan they were taken to a town near the Gwadar port and were trained by two persons from the Pakistan Army.

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What would India’s role in Afghanistan be with the Chinese backing Taliban

New Delhi, Sep 14: India is watching closely, China’s role in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover. While India may have shut down its embassies and consulates in Afghanistan due to the evolving situation, it has however kept a communication channel open with the Taliban.

Afghanistan watchers tell OneIndia that, India will tread patiently on the issue. There is still plenty of confusion in Afghanistan and unless the entire process settles down, New Delhi will not decide on the next move.

However, the concern would be the Chinese involvement in Afghanistan. China is looking to fill in the geopolitical space which was recently vacated by the United States. China would also be looking to consolidate its influence in Asia.

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Masarat Alam will remain a non-starter in J&K thanks to Centre’s zero tolerance towards separatism

New Delhi, Sep 14: Six days after the passing away of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, his protege, the notorious Masarat Alam was appointed his successor. Masarat Alam Bhat, who is in jail was appointed as the chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference.

The APHC also appointed Shabir Ahmad Shah and Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar as vice chairmen. One of the key reasons behind appointed Alam as chairman is that he is a hardliner. He started off as a stone pelter and was later groomed by Geelani. He is said to have a good clout among the youth and could instigate violence in the Valley.

However the BJP led government in the Centre has a zero tolerance policy towards separatism and this has left these outfits redundant.

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From a new border module to NATGRID, how India plans to wade away the Taliban threat

New Delhi, Sep 13: With the Afghanistan situation remaining fragile and the Indian Intelligence agencies warning of a possible security risks, the border forces under the counter terror grid will train under a new module.

With officials stating that the situation could be very fragile along the border a new module would be prepared. This would largely focus on border strategy and wading off terror strikes.

The new module would comprise training, combat techniques with intelligence. The module would closely watch the activities of the Taliban and the techniques the group of the terror modules they support would adopt.

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ISKP may scout for Indian Mujahideen leftovers to further terror in India: Intel

New Delhi, Sep 11: The Intelligence agencies have warned that the Islamic State could scout for leftover Indian Mujahideen operatives to further terror activities in India. The ISIS which has a strong base in the souther states are scouting for Indian Mujahideen operatives who may have got away from the security agencies during the crackdown following the arrest of its top commanders.

An official tells OneIndia that the operations in India are being controlled by the Islamic State Khorasan Province, which recently claimed responsibility for the Kabul Airport attacks that left over a 100 dead.

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Lashkar terrorist from Pakistan sentenced to 7 years in jail for plotting attacks in India

New Delhi, Sep 11: A Special court of the National Investigation Agency has convicted a Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist of Pakistan origin after he was held guilty of planning terror attacks in India.

Mohammad Amir was convicted and sentenced under sections 120B and 121A of the IPC, sections 18 and 20 of UA(P) Act, section 25(1A) of Arms Act, section 5 of Explosive Substances Act, section 14 of Foreigners Act and section 6( 1A) of Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act. He was sentenced to 7 years rigorous imprisonment.

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What Mullah Baradar’s passport says about Taliban ties with Pakistan

New Delhi, Sep 11: Pakistan on Friday categorically denied links to the Taliban and rejected media reports that it had helped the group take control of the Panjshir Valley. While Islamabad denies any meddling in the affairs of Afghanistan, a year ago, much before the Taliban had taken control over the country, Twitter was abuzz with details of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar’s passport.

Baradar who is today number two in the Afghanistan government holds a Pakistan passport. He holds a Pakistani passport with different identification details. The passport which was circulated on Twitter identifies Baradar as Muhammad Arif and a Pakistani national. Aurang Khan Zalmay, a Twitter user pointed out in 2020 that Baradar, head of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar holds Pakistani nationality and travels with a Pakistani passport on the condition of anonymity.

The government of Pakistan has issued Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar an identity card (NIC) and a passport by an alias of Muhammad Arif Agha S/O Syed Muhammad Nazeer Agha, Zalmay also pointed out.

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Security review in J&K is message to Pak not to use Taliban win in Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 11: While the Taliban has said it would be different compared to its earlier version, there seems to be no assurance that the group would severe all ties with terrorist groups.

Indian security agencies have flagged concerns that the Taliban’s close proximity with the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Tayiba would have an impact on the security situation in India. In the backdrop of this, the Indian government is reviewing the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah continues to review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. This comes in the wake of the Intelligence Bureau stating that the Taliban win in Afghanistan would give a morale boost to foreign terrorist organisations looking to enhance operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

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