When its time for Jihad, anti-India forces join hands in the heart of Karachi

terrorist1New Delhi, Feb 17: A report released by a Brussels based thinktank has termed Karachi as the hub of anti-India activities. The report titled, “Pakistan: Stoking the fire in Karachi” was released by the International Crisis Group.

It speaks about how easily jihadi elements are able to carry out their activities right under the nose of the security agencies. Groups such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad are linked to the madrasas. They enjoy the support of the Pakistan army, the report also states.

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Ban on Pakistan immigrants into the US is a welcome move, say Indian officials

trumpNew Delhi, Jan 30: Indian agencies have welcomed the move by the United States of America which has proposed an immigration ban from Pakistan. Among all countries, Pakistan is without a doubt the most dangerous as terrorists have the backing of the ISI, which is one of the most dangerous spy agencies in the world, senior officials with the Research and Analysis Wing tell OneIndia.
Pakistan has produced the likes of Sajid Mir who has been labelled as an international terrorist. Prior to plotting the Mumbai 26/11 attack, he was in France setting up an international cell for the Lashkar-e-Taiba. The investigation that was conducted clearly indicated that he was roping in several persons from Pakistan to carry out attacks across the globe.

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Is this man the new Burhan Wani?

janiadmattooJunaid Mattoo, 19, classified as a Category-B militant was one of the 70 persons recruited in 2015 by the Lashkar-e-Taiba. A year later, Mattoo has been made the chief of the terror outfit in South Kashmir.

The region is important since it was the epicentre of the unrest and because the maximum number of terrorists have infiltrated here. Mattoo is being viewed as the next Burhan Wani.

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IB warns of Nice-style lone wolf attacks during festival season

terBengaluru, Oct 18: The Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert warning of Nice-style lone wolf attacks ahead of the festival season in India. Terror groups such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad, which suffered heavy casualties after the surgical strikes, may be planning a lone wolf attack in a major city, the intelligence bureau has warned.
IB officials also say that the strike could be carried out by an infiltrator or a sympathiser of the group. The two groups have ample number of sympathisers in the country and one of them could be activated to strike during the festival season, the IB has warned.

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Did surgical strikes drive a deep divide between Lashkar and Pak army?

India is not ready to believe reports that speak of a rift between the civilian government and the military in Pakistan. India feels that the news was part of Pakistan’s posturing as it has come under heavy pressure from all quarters for allowing terrorists to use its soil.
However, Indian officials do confirm that there has been a rift between the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the military following the surgical strikes that were carried out by India across the Line of Control.

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With Jaish down, will ISI launch the Jaishul-Haq Tanzeem in India

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Pic: news.oneindia.in

With the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad suffering huge blows, the ISI in Pakistan is likely to launch a lesser known group known as the Jaishul-Haq Tanzeem to strike in India. The Jaishul is a splinter group of the Jaish-e-Mohammad.

While it is claimed in Pakistan that this group headed by Maulana Abdul Rehman broke away due to differences with the Jaish chief, Maulana Masood Azhar, Indian agencies feel that this was an eyewash.

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Surgical strikes: Ready a long time back, but waited to snuff out as many terrorists, says officer

img_0771New Delhi, Oct 10: The surgical strikes carried out by the special forces of the Indian army snuffed the lives out of several terrorists. Although there is no official count of the number of terrorists who died in the operation, unofficial statistics suggest the number may be 38.
It has been reported that the Lashkar-e-Taiba lost at least 20 of its terrorists in the strike. The remaining 18, sources say, were part of the Jaish-e-Mohammad.

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Fearing isolation, Pakistan govt tells military to act against terrorists

nawazjpgIslamabad, Oct 6: Worried about being isolated internationally, the Nawaz Sharif government has reportedly told the army and the ISI to act against the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.
At a meeting held in an undisclosed location Sharif is said to have told the army and ISI that they need to crack down on terrorists, failing which Pakistan could be isolated internationally.

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To make public surgical strike video or not? Army hands over footage, govt to take a call

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Representational pic

New Delhi, Oct 5: A video from the army, satellite imagery and Lashkar-e-Taiba itself confirming casualties suffered is part of the proof that India has on the surgical strikes it carried out last week. Amidst demands by various politicians to release proof of the surgical strikes, top officials in the government are debating whether to release the 90-minute footage of the strikes or not.

A majority within the establishment are against releasing the footage as it could compromise operational details. However, there is also a sense of anger among others who feel that the army is being unnecessarily questioned about the veracity of the operation.

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Spooked terrorists make retreat after strategic strike across LoC

bsfThe likes of Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin spoke of a war against India. They tried to convince their cadres that Pakistan was invincible and can stand up to India. However, all that changed on Wednesday. After the surgical strike, the terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) made a strategic retreat.

Intelligence Bureau officials say that there was a major operation being planned by the operatives of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and the Hizbul Mujahideen. By the turn of winter, these outfits had decided that they would send in at least 200 more terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir to strike at army camps and also keep the state under boil.

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