New Delhi, Jan 03: One of the key focuses of the Narendra Modi government has been internal security. While the government has dealt with an iron fist on issues relating to terror, there are bound to be challenges this year as well. While internal security challenges would remain, the immediate agenda would be to control the protests around the citizenship law.
It is the violence which is the key concern of the government and with various reports suggesting the presence of radical groups and terror organisation, the challenge has only become immense.
India recently observed the 11th anniversary of the 26/11 attack. It has been concluded that the attack was the handiwork of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Pakistan, would it not be pertinent to ask for an in-depth probe into the local angle to find out who the mole in the Indian establishment was?
The change of the NSG’s charter during the Mumbai 26/11 attack is one of the biggest mysteries and would require a thorough probe. Since the time of the attack and the probe that followed, there has been a debate on whether the attack had the blessings of the locals and some within the government.
India recently observed the 11th anniversary of the attack. Timed with the anniversary was also the release of the movie, Hotel Mumbai, which took us through the horrors of that night. While across all official channels, it has been concluded that the attack was the handiwork of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Pakistan, would it not be pertinent to ask for an in-depth probe into the local angle to find out who the mole in the Indian establishment was?
Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), which is the financial wing of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LeT), had roped in an Indian Muslim and a Pakistani to set up sleeper cells and modules to raise funds for the outfit, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has busted a module of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LeT) which has been identifying Indian Muslims abroad to fund a terror network.
Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), which is the financial wing of the LeT, had roped in an Indian Muslim and a Pakistani to set up sleeper cells and modules to raise funds for the outfit, the NIA has said.
While an immediate response to the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai was not to be found, what’s more surprising is how a conspiracy was manufactured to blame the attack on the Hindus. But why did the terror outfit target India?
Earlier this week, India observed the 11th anniversary of the Mumbai 26/11 attacks. It was undoubtedly one of the most horrific events that India has witnessed.
Watching the attack unfold, any child would have said that this was textbook Pakistan. The grit, hatred and manner with which the 10 jihadis undertook the attack made it clear that they were highly trained operatives from Pakistan.
New Delhi, Nov 26: David Headley came several times to India to conduct a reconnaissance of the targets that the Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists were supposed to hit. Not once was this man on the radar of the Indian Intelligence agencies. He came to Mumbai befriended high profile personalities, went about his job without being suspected or detected even once.
A source in the Intelligence Bureau once told this correspondent, that he had a strong and lurking suspicion that the United States was aware of what Headley was up to. They never told us anything, for reasons best to known to them, the officer also said.
New Delhi, Nov 12: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested one Javed Ali for his role in funding an operative of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, Sheikh Abdul Nayeem.
The probe by the NIA revealed that Javed, a resident of Khampur District, Muzzafarnagar in Uttar Pradesh is closely associated with the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. He has been accused of arranging funds through hawala channels from Saudi Arabia.
New Delhi, Nov 02: The US has once again reiterated that Pakistan has failed to take action against terror groups such as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.
In its annual country report on terrorism, it said that Pakistan’s efforts in relations to implementation of conditions laid down by the Financial Action Task Force, it failed to uniformly implemented UN suctions against the Lashkar, which continues to raise funds. This observation comes at a time, when India has consistently maintained that no concrete action has been taken against the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.
New Delhi, Oct 11: Ahead of the crucial FATF meet four persons closely associated with Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed were arrested in Pakistan.The four were identified as Zafar Iqbal, Hafiz Aziz, Muhammad Ashraf and Abdul Salam.
Pakistan, it may be recalled had booked several cases against the Lashkar-e-Tayiba’s financial wing, Jamaat-ud-Dawah. These actions look like Pakistan is making last ditch attempts to avoid being blacklisted by the FATF, which is meeting between October 12 to 15.