Indian Intelligence has been trying hard to unite the various terror outfits across Pakistan in order to create a “consortium of terror outfits” to be supported from its consulates in Afghanistan. This was revealed in a joint press conference by Pakistan’s foreign minister and DG ISPR.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistan’s foreign minister, in a press conference with DG ISPR Maj General Babar Iftikhar, announced that Pakistan has put together a ‘dossier’ containing irrevocable evidence that India has fuelled and has been deeply involved with the terrorist organisations within and outside of Pakistan.
Indian Intelligence uniting terror outfits
According to the dossier, Indian intelligence agencies have been trying to unite several terror outfits across Pakistan by providing them logistical and financial support through officers of the Indian Intelligence. After the reunion of Tehreek-e-Taliban-Pakistan (TTP) with its earlier split factions of JuA (Jammat ul Ahrar) and HuA (Harkat ul Ansar) in August 2020, Indian intelligence has now been working to unite TTP with Baluch insurgent groups (BLA, BRA and BLF) which are now already united under the banner of BRAS.
BRAS is Baluch Raaji Aajoie Sangar – a recently united front of BLA, BRA and BLF. Indian intelligence officer, Col. Rajesh, based in Kabul Embassy is the master coordinator behind this consortium of terror outfits. Pakistani agencies have discovered letter in Dari that reveals that Col. Rajesh had recently four meetings with the field operatives of these terror outfits. Rajesh’s task is to synergies their activities and the immediate plan was to create terrorist incidents in the cities of Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar. These terrorism events can take the form of high profile assassination of religious leaders, civil leaders or politicians.
For example, one intercept caught an Indian operative promising a sum of Rs. 10 million for a successful suicide bombing in Pakistan, or a successful targeted assassination. Other intercepts caught promised a sum of Rs. 1 million for blowing up an IED. In one instance, a video was also played, wherein an Indian operative is telling terrorists how to blow up an IED using a walkie-talkie.
According to Pakistani sources, Indian intelligence provided huge sums of money to these outfits – Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) and Harkatul Ansar (HuA) – to bring them together for terrorist activities inside Pakistan.
The uptick in Indian involvement in terrorist organizations as per the Foreign Minister has been due to the streak of successes that the Chinese and Pakistani mega-project CPEC has seen over the years. According to him, Indian authorities realize that this could significantly change Pakistan’s economic and diplomatic outlook, jeopardizing India’s established position as the economic power in South-Asia.
According to the dossier presented at the press briefing, the recent upsurge in violence across Pakistan – attacks in Peshawar and Karachi – is a direct consequence of Indian Intelligence’s intensified engagements with all brands of terrorists, sub-nationalists, and dissidents operating against Pakistan.
Indian Intelligence goal: Pakistan’s Linkage with Daesh
DG ISPR, while addressing the press after FM Qureshi, said that “It has also been revealed that Indian intelligence agencies are trying to establish Pakistan’s linkage with ISIS by creating “Daesh-e-Pakistan.” Recently, 30 Indian Daesh militants were relocated from India to various camps along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border by two Indian intelligence agency operatives. These militants were handed over to DAESH Commander Shiekh Abdul Rahim alias Abdul Rehman Muslim Dost.”
An Indian serving naval officer, Kulbhushan Yadav, got arrested by the law enforcement agencies of Pakistan in March 2016, when he was trying to enter Pakistan from the Saravan region, located in Balochistan, Pakistan. India’s involvement has created serious implications for the national security and economic progress of Pakistan but Pakistani governments in the past had not been able to come up with a coherent foreign policy response. Nawaz Sharif had, for his political reasons, avoided taking a clear position against Indian activities. When Kulbhashan was arrested Nawaz had not even permitted his Interior or Foreign Minister to sit in the joint press conference.
On Monday, this detailed dossier, will be provided to the UN and P-5 countries. A smaller version of 8 pages has been seen by section of media but the actual dossier is much bigger and has several annexes and pieces of evidences.
CPEC will change Pakistan’s fate
‘Oburtunity.com’ writes that if CPEC proceeds as Pakistan intended for it to, it could indeed be the salvation the people have been hoping for. Already 17 energy projects have been finalized, and 4 more are being considered. They include plans that involve coal, solar, hydropower, and natural gas to help improve the country’s energy situation. The addition of better roads to connect trade cities will also aid Pakistan’s ability to generate income. Additionally, China intends to connect Gwadar’s port in Pakistan’s Balochistan province with its own western province of Xinjiang via the Indian Ocean. This will help facilitate trade between the two nations.
A huge aspect of the CPEC is Balochistan, which has historically suffered negligence and social immobility. However, with the swift developments taking place in Gwadar port and ‘transit linkages’ being created throughout the province, as per Chairman CPEC authority in an interview for GVS, the province sees change on the horizon.
GVS News Desk