New Delhi, Jun 25: Pakistan denied his existence at first and when the pressure increased, they said he was not a handler but a Mullah. The man is Sajid Mir who Pakistan claims to have arrested.
Mir was David Headley’s handler who carried out the reconnaissance of Mumbai prior to the attacks of 26/11. An ISI asset, Mir carries an FBI bounty of $5 million on his head. In arresting Mir, Pakistan has once again displayed that it is all so predictable and the action comes at a time when the cash strapped nation is trying to wriggle out of the Grey List of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Pakistan has denied the very existence of Mir to such an extent that one had wondered whether the man was a myth.
The security forces have in the first six months of the year gunned down over 100 terrorists in the Valley even as securing the Amarnath Yatra remains a major challenge ahead
New Delhi, Jun 14: This morning two Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists were killed in an encounter that took place at the Kanjiular area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian. The terrorists were identified as Jan Mohammad Lone and Tufail Ganai.
The two terrorists have. Lone was involved in the killing of Vijay Kumar a bank manager in Kulgam district.
In recent times there have been concerns about the targeted killing of Kashmiri Pandits, Hindu migrants and government employees. The task for the security forces in the Valley has been challenging in the wake of these killings.
New Delhi, Apr 09: The National Investigation Agency conducted raids at 11 locations in Kashmir in connection with a case of The Resistence Front recruiting, motivating the youths of the Union Territory to carried out violent acts of Jihad.
The NIA raided 6 locations in district Srinagar, 2 in Baramulla, 1 in Awantipora, 1 in Budgam and 1 in Kulgam.
The case on hand relates to the activities of the The Resistence Front a frontal organisation of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. The NIA said that the self-styled commander of the outfit, Sajjad Gul has been radicalising and motivating the youth of J&K to undertake violent activities. He along with his handlers in Pakistan have been recruiting youth and conducting reconnaissance of pre-determined targets apart from coordinating and transporting weapons.
New Delhi, Aug 31: When the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the Intelligence agencies in India had warned that terror groups operating in Jammu and Kashmir would get a morale boost. While the chances of the Taliban fighters entering the Valley remains remote as of now, the fact is that the terror groups such as the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Tayiba have been trying to up the ante.
Officials OneIndia spoke with said that they have noticed enhanced activity by the two terror groups.
The Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan is being cited by the handlers in a bid to boost the morale of the terrorists, the official cited above also said.
The morale has been down following the gunning down of 102 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir this year alone. Prior to this Pakistan backed terrorists had enhanced drone activity, but the numbers have fallen drastically after new surveillance systems had been installed.
New Delhi, Aug 19: There is no denying the fact that the fighters of the Jaish-e-Mohammad played a major role in the Taliban’s fight to take over Afghanistan.
Deobandi is a common ideology that the JeM and Taliban share and now the terror group responsible for the Parliament and Ballot strikes in India are demanding land in Afghanistan.
With the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and JeM playing a crucial role in Afghansitan, it must be noted that there are at least a 1,000 of their fighters who co-exist with the Taliban. The worry for India is that these two terror groups are the ISI’s most important proxies, which have over the years targeted India.
New Delhi, May 11: There is a high alert in Jammu and Kashmir, after the Jaish-e-Mohammad issued a call to carry out a major strike. The JeM directed its cadres to carry out a strike on the Indian Army and para-military forces.
New Delhi, Mar 28: A December 2019 Intelligence Bureau report had said that the ISI and ISIS would come together to target Indian missions in Afghanistan. The report gains significance in the wake of the Gurdwara attack in Kabul that claimed 25 lives.
The report in 2019 had said that the ISI would task operatives of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba to help the ISIS to carry out attacks. In the Kabul attack, the name of Mawlawai Aslam Farooqi, a Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative has cropped up. He was tasked by the ISI and investigations so far have shown that he had led the strike.
New Delhi, Oct 07:The Asia Pacific Group of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which decided to place Pakistan in the Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List as it failed to meet its standards said that the country has not taken enough action to implement sanctions against Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed.
New Delhi, Apr 03: The Supreme Court while cancelling the bail of Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, a Kashmiri businessman, in a terror funding case said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has collected ample evidence to show linkages between the Hurriyat leaders of Jammu and Kashmir and terror organisations as also their activities to wage war against India.
The bail was granted by the Delhi High Court to Watali arrested by NIA for his alleged role in a terror-funding case involving Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.