New Delhi, Sep 11: Its been over two decades since the 9/11 attacks in the United States. The face of terror had changed and none had witnessed an attack deadlier than that.
While India had complained on several occasions about terror emanating from Pakistan, the US took it seriously only post the 9/11 attacks. The attacks in the United States that brought down the twin towers of the World Trade Centre even had an Indian connection to it.
During the investigations on several occasions, an Indian link to the deadly attack had cropped up. Officials tell OneIndia that the main link was regarding the funding. The spotlight on the Indian link to the attack came back when an Aftab Ansari, who was part of the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen was brought back to India for his role in the abduction of a businessman and the attack on the American Centre in Kolkata.
New Delhi, Feb 19:In the year 1994, the Indian agencies detained a 26 year old in Srinagar who claimed to be a journalist. He had with him a Portuguese passport and at that time, none knew that one day he would turn out to be one of the world’s biggest terrorists.
New Delhi, Nov 18: The Indian link to the 9/11 attacks has come up again with former Delhi police commissioner, Neeraj Kumar stating that part of the financing was done by operatives from Kolkata.
The spotlight comes back to Aftab Ansari, a dreaded militant of the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen who was brought to India from Delhi for his role in the abduction of a businessman and also an attack on the American centre in Kolkata.
Designating the leaders of the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen as Specially Designated Global Terrrorists is a blessing for the Indian security agencies. The Harkat-ul-Mujahideen had entered into a deadly coalition along with Pakistan based militant groups and also the siikh militants groups towards the turn of 2014 and this coalition known as the Jabbar-ul-Mujahideen had started to look lethal. These sanctions become all the more important today with the Al-Qaeda launching its India wing and the proximity between thhe HuM, AQ and SIMI is an open secret.
The attack at Kashmir by terrorists yesterday is just a grim reminder that no leader in Pakistan can ever put an end to this menace. Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif may have claimed that he would put an end to terrorism, but the fact is that it really is not under his control.
The latest reports prepared by the Indian Intelligence Bureau and the American agencies would suggest that there are 15 groups active in Pakistan of which 5 are aimed specifically at India. These 15 groups have 20000 members in all and each of them are being trained to undertake terror activities in different parts of the world. In so far as India is concerned the problem is from 5 groups which have an active strength of around 11000 members of which 2500 are in Pakistan while the rest are in India. Pakistan has allocated Rs 61 million to the Jamaat-ud-Dawa which is the parent body of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba which both agencies in India as well as the United States of America say is being used for terror and not philanthropic activity.Here are the groups that have been listed out by both the Indian and American agencies which pose the gravest threat to India: