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Pak connection with Pune ‘German Bakery restaurant’ blast terror

March 16, 2010

Firefighters examine the site of a bomb blast at the German Bakery restaurant in Pune February 13, 2010. A bomb ripped through the packed restaurant in Pune, killing at least eight people including one foreigner in the country’s first big attack since the 2008 Mumbai massacre. –Photo by Reuters

Pakistan-trained terrorists behind Pune blast: India

Rabi-ul-Awwal 29, 1431||DawnNews.

NEW DELHI: Indian Home Secretary Gopal Pillai has said that a bombing that killed 16 people in Pune last month was carried out by home-grown Islamists with alleged links to militants in Pakistan, reports Reuters.

“All the evidence which is coming currently is showing that it is the IM (Indian Mujahideen), rather than a Hindu militant group, involved in the Pune blast,” he told Reuters in an interview on Monday.

Mr Pillai alleged that Indian Mujahideen operatives were being trained in Pakistan and had links with the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba.

“The handlers are the same, the set of handlers which was involved in Mumbai,” the official said, referring to the weekend arrest of two suspected IM operatives in the city who were believed to be planning bomb attacks, including in the offices of energy firm Oil and Natural Gas Corp.

He said the growing power of the LeT was a big threat to peace in the region and the militant group was spreading its tentacles beyond India and Pakistan.

“At least in the Middle East we find people. In Dubai, in Sharjah, in Saudi Arabia, the tentacles are there of the Lashkar-e-Taiba,” he said.

He said the LeT had even spread to Hong Kong and Singapore.

Mr Pillai said the reason there had not been a repetition of an attack like the Mumbai carnage of 2008 was 25 per cent due to geopolitics and Pakistan holding back, perhaps fearing Indian retaliation, and 75 per cent due to the busting of at least 14 IM cells since then.

“There are several modules still there… Our real fear is something they are doing now for something in 2011 or 2012. We do not know who is doing it,” he added.

Pak Global Terrorism ::Men seized ‘days before planned attack in Britain’

March 10, 2010

The five Pakistani men had been planning to stage an atrocity in April last year, but were then seized in raids: official. – AP (File Photo)

Men seized ‘days before planned attack in Britain’

Wed, 10 Mar, 2010 | Rabi-ul-Awwal 23, 1431

LONDON — Five Pakistani men linked to a terror plot similar to the attacks on the London transport system in 2005 were arrested days before they planned to strike, a hearing was told Tuesday.

A British intelligence officer, identified only as ZR, told an immigration panel that the group had been planning to stage an atrocity in April last year, but were seized in raids.

ZR compared the alleged plot to the July 7, 2005 suicide bombings on a bus and underground trains in the capital and said they also contained similarities to the 2006 plot to bomb transatlantic jets with liquid bombs.

He refused to reveal details, but said: “The overarching similar fashion was that they were all planning a terrorist attack in the UK under the direction of Al-Qaeda and these were aiming for mass casualties.”

It is the first time the intelligence services have gone on record about why the men were arrested.

Police were forced to hastily bring forward the arrests after London’s Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Bob Quick accidentally revealed documents with details of the plan to photographers as he entered a briefing.

Abid Naseer, 23, and Ahmed Faraz Khan, who authorities say are a national security risk, are appealing against deportation to Pakistan.

Another three men — Shoaib Khan, Abdul Wahab Khan and Tariq Ur Rehman — have already been sent back to Pakistan and are appealing to return to Britain.

The intelligence agent told the hearing that Naseer exchanged coded emails with an Al-Qaeda operative called Sohaib while planning the attack.

He said the pair used girls’ names to cover their tracks.

Representing Naseer, lawyer Joel Bennathan said his client and Sohaib used women’s names on websites because as Muslim men this was the only way they could access certain sites.

He argued that as the subject of two of the emails was “Sohaib here”, it showed they had nothing to hide.

Bennathan told ZR: “You know, don’t you, that in Pakistan in public, senior figures in the Pakistani government have been saying ‘these boys are innocent, they should be allowed to carry on with their studies’.”

The officer replied: “The claims that these individuals are not involved in terrorism are wrong.”

MI5 claims that in their emails Naseer and Sohaib used people’s names to refer to different explosive materials needed for homemade bombs, but no bomb-making equipment or ingredients were found.

The security services claim Naseer was receiving advice via email on how to make a device.

The five men were arrested during anti-terror raids in Manchester and Liverpool in April last year. The hearing continues Wednesday. – AFP.

Courtesy : AP and AFP.

Pakistani Terrorism now reached South Korea to glorify Islam.

February 19, 2010

A purported Taliban spokesman has warned that South Koreans “should be prepared for the consequence of their action which they will certainly face”, accusing Seoul of breaking a promise not to send troops back to Afghanistan. – AP (File Photo)

South Korean police arrest alleged Taliban

Fri, 19 Feb, 2010 | Rabi-ul-Awwal 4, 1431

SEOUL: South Korean police said Friday they had arrested a Pakistani man who claimed to be member of the Taliban on charges of using a fake passport.

The 31-year-old, who said he was a Muslim cleric, was detained Thursday at his home in the southeastern city of Daegu, where he lives with his family, they said.

“He allegedly told friends that he was a Taliban member but his claims have yet to be verified,” an investigator told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The man had used the passport of another Pakistani to come into or leave South Korea 17 times since August 2003, the investigator said.

Yonhap news agency said the man told police he was asked by Taliban leaders to collect information about US military bases in South Korea. Some 28,500 US troops are stationed in the country.

South Korea plans to send 350 troops and 140 reconstruction workers to Afghanistan later this year.

A purported Taliban spokesman has warned that South Koreans “should be prepared for the consequence of their action which they will certainly face”, accusing Seoul of breaking a promise not to send troops back to Afghanistan.

South Korea, a close US ally, sent 210 engineering and medical troops to Afghanistan in 2002. It withdrew them in late 2007 after Taliban insurgents took 23 South Korean church volunteers hostage and murdered two of them.

Seoul said the withdrawal was already planned and not part of any deal.

Courtesy : DawnNews/AP/Others.

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Pakistan-based group “Lashkar-e-Taiba al-Almi” claims Indian bombing at Pune.

February 17, 2010

An Indian man stands behind a no entry sign near the scene of blast in Pune on February 14, 2010. – AFP

Pakistan-based group claims India bombing: report

Wednesday, 17 Feb, 2010||Rabi-ul-Awwal 3, 1431

NEW DELHI: A previously unknown group that said it had splintered from a larger Pakistan-based outfit has claimed responsibility for a weekend attack in India, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

The Hindu, a respected Indian newspaper, said it had been contacted by someone claiming to be a spokesman for a group called Lashkar-e-Taiba al-Almi which said it had carried out the bombing.

Police said Wednesday the toll from the blast at the German Bakery restaurant in the western city of Pune had risen to 11, with the number of injured rising to 60 after new victims were discovered in local hospitals.

The latest fatality was a 20-year-old engineering student who died from burns at a hospital in Pune on Tuesday night.

The Hindu said an individual codenamed Abu Jindal rang the paper’s Islamabad correspondent and said the attack was in response to India’s “refusal” to discuss the disputed region of Kashmir, claimed by Pakistan and India, in peace talks due to resume this month.

The caller said Lashkar-e-Taiba al-Almi had split from the larger Lashkar-e-Taiba because the latter “took its orders from Pakistan’s intelligence agency”, The Hindu reported.

The banned Lashkar-e-Taiba is blamed by India for the attacks on Mumbai in November 2008 which killed 166 people and led to a suspension of dialogue between India and Pakistan.

The Pune bombing was the first major attack on Indian soil since the 2008 Mumbai carnage and four men have since been detained by Indian police for questioning.

Foreign secretaries from India and Pakistan are to hold peace talks in New Delhi on February 25.

The Hindu said the call to its correspondent came from an area with a telephone code common to the restive Waziristan tribal area, a stronghold for militants, and the neighbouring volatile Northwest Frontier Province.

The caller said he was ringing from Miramshah in North Waziristan.

Pakistan is the Arsenal of the Asia.

January 29, 2010

The gun markets of Pakistan

“Upward of 1,000 guns are manufactured every day only by Frontier Agency Militia in NWFP.”

What about the total production of Pakistan as a whole ??

Report by Suroosh Alvi, Founder, Vice Magazine and VBS.TV || January 27, 2010 3:56 p.m. EST
January 27, 2010 — Updated 2056 GMT (0456 HKT)
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Brooklyn, New York (VBS.TV) — On January 22, 2006, the New York Times reported that all foreign journalists were being banned from Pakistan’s tribal areas, which has been called “the most dangerous place in the world.” A week before that, the CIA fired missiles remotely from a Predator aircraft into the Waziristan tribal area. They were hoping to eradicate a bunch of al Qaeda operatives. Instead, they killed 18 women and children.

One week before that, I arrived in Pakistan to visit Darra Adamkhel, the massive open-air market located deep in the tribal areas, where a frighteningly high percentage of Islamic holy warriors goes to buy their guns.

Gaining access to the tribal areas was next to impossible. It took months of pre-planning with the consul general of Pakistan in Montreal and top officials in Peshawar. They repeatedly denied us entry because, according to them, the Pakistani Army had too many “sensitive operations” going on in that region. Without my personal advantage (a family friendship with the governor of the Northwest Frontier Province), we never would have gotten in.

The government assigned me and my team a political agent named Naeem Afridi. He was born and raised in the tribal areas. He took care of us while we were there, and he was a godsend. You can’t do anything in this part of the world without someone like Naeem.

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Our driver stopped at a security point just outside the town center, where we were introduced to the Frontier Agency militia, six angry-dad-looking guys with AKs and sidearms. They became our personal bodyguards, and followed us through the tight warren of gun shops and factories, barren little brick rooms where upward of 1,000 guns are manufactured every day. Most of the work is done by hand.

The vendors are Pashtuns, who are basically the toughest people in the world. They comprised the majority of the mujahideen who kicked the Soviets out of Afghanistan in the late ’80s.

These days, the town is rumored to be completely overrun by the Taliban. They purchase the guns, then cross the border to fight the U.S. army in Afghanistan, or they drive through the mountains to the south to fight the Pakistani army.

This summer, I went back to Pakistan, and found that the fuse on this powder keg has become even shorter. The Pakistani army has surged more troops into the tribal areas, attempting to eradicate the Taliban and al Qaeda. The U.S. and British troops are attempting to do the same thing on the other side of the border in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Pakistan itself has seen violence spread to its major urban centers, where extremists have been detonating bombs and taking over police stations.

But at the same time, there is a cultural explosion taking place, a vibrant art scene and metal and rock bands popping up everywhere. The whole situation has become ultra charged by the fact that there are tons of news channels operating uncensored by the insanely corrupt government.

For Pakistan, it’s a volatile, turbulent, and fascinating moment in time.

Posted by M Rahaman.

101 Mumbai-like incidents=successful year for offensive against Taliban :: The New Equation of Success in Pakistan

January 28, 2010

Pakistan has faced 101 Mumbai-like incidents: Pakistan PM

IANS||28 January 2010, 03:03pm IST

NEW DELHI: Pakistan is also a victim of terrorism with “101 Mumbai-like incidents” having taken place, Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has said and asked India to resume dialogue as both the countries “cannot afford war”.

“There are 101 Mumbai-like incidents in Pakistan after that. Dialogue is the only answer. We are both responsible nations. We can only move forward. We cannot afford war. The only way forward is talks,” Gilani said in an interview to a television channel broadcast on Thursday.

India had stopped all dialogue with Pakistan after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, with the Indian government alleging that the terror conspiracy was hatched on Pakistani soil.

Gilani referred to the joint statement issued after the meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Sharm-el-Sheikh in Egypt, on the sidelines of the non-aligned leaders summit in 2009.

“That was a very good meeting. We discussed all issues. And we had understanding that we both are suffering from terrorism,” Gilani said.

The Pakistani leader said that “1.25 billion (people) should not be made hostage to one incident”.

“So (if) we are hostage to this incident, then the beneficiary is the terrorist. Therefore, we should move forward.”

“Certainly we condemn terrorism and we always believe that neither Pakistani nor Indian soil (should) be used against each other. We are the victims of terrorism. You know how we are fighting the war on terrorism,” asserted Gilani.

“What we really need is capacity building,” Ambassador Khan (R) said, adding that no other nation could do a better job than Pakistan’s forces on its own soil. “We, however, need help with capacity building in the areas of infrastructure, night vision equipment, communication gear, helicopters, and aircraft.” –APP (File photo)

‘2009 successful year for offensive against Taliban’

Thursday, 28 Jan, 2010||Safar 12, 1431

BEIJING: Terming 2009 a “successful year” in its offensive against the Taliban network in Pakistan, Islamabad Ambassador to Beijing Masood Khan said that beefing up military presence is just part of the “two-track” means to eradicate terrorism in central Asia.

Troops alone don’t work; what war-torn Afghanistan and Pakistan urgently need is capacity building and development, said Ambassador Khan in an interview published in China Daily on Thursday prior to the start of an international conference in the UK to discuss measures to eliminate terrorism in Central Asia.

“What we really need is capacity building,” Khan said, adding  that no other nation could do a better job than Pakistan’s forces on its own soil. “We, however, need help with capacity building in the areas of infrastructure, night vision equipment, communication gear, helicopters, and aircraft.”

The international community should also invest in the “development track” in the region, Khan urged. “And should do so aggressively.”

“I would say that the allocation of resources for the economic development of these affected areas is only a small fraction of what is being spent for military means,” the country’s senior diplomat said, noting that Afghanistan and Pakistan are desperate for investment. “I hope this conference will prove to be beneficial in this regard,” he said.

Apart from the host nation, Britain, representatives from the International Security Assistance Force, Nato, UN and Afghanistan’s immediate neighbours are to attend the conference. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi is representing Pakistan.

In the half-an-hour interview in Beijing with China Daily, Khan discussed Pakistan’s experience eight years after joining the anti-terror campaign, commented on the US strategy under US President Barack Obama, and shared his concerns about the regional situation.

“It’s a war we have to win,” Khan remarked.

Other than beefing up the military and development, he said Islamabad is “trying to reach out to all levels of the Taliban to wean them away from violence and integrate them into the political mainstream”.

Khan said that Islamabad joined the war as it was “in its national interest” since Pakistan could not stay immune to the violence in the neighbouring state.

Islamabad’s envoy to Beijing pointed out that his country’s forces have killed more than 7,000 terrorists and apprehended about 9,000, including 901 Al-Qaeda operatives with the help of US intelligence.

The killing of Baitullah Mehsud, former head of the Pakistani Taliban, in August last year, is considered a major success for Pakistan. “I think we have dismantled the network of militants. They are scattered now,” Khan said. Read more details here.….

Courtesy: Times of India, Dawn News, APP & Others.

Pak Taliban video indicates cross-border links : Special Representative of US

January 18, 2010

Commenting on Pak-India ties, Holbrooke said that easing tensions between India and Pakistan would help western efforts in Afghanistan. However, he said it was up to Islamabad and New Delhi to find their own path towards better ties. – Alertpak  photo

TTP video indicates cross-border links, says Holbrooke

KABUL: A video of a Pakistani Taliban leader with the bomber who killed CIA agents in Afghanistan indicated cross-border links between Afghan, Pakistani and Al Qaeda militants, the US regional envoy said on Sunday.

Special Representative Richard Holbrooke said in an interview in Kabul that “shadowy but unmistakable” links between groups exposed by the video helped explain why the United States and its allies were fighting in Afghanistan.

The video released this month showed the Jordanian suicide bomber posing with Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud, before carrying out the Dec 30 attack which killed seven CIA employees, the deadliest strike on the agency in decades.

“When people say to us, ‘why are you fighting in Afghanistan when the goal is to destroy Al Qaeda and

they are in Pakistan?’ I think this incident highlights the explanation for what we are doing, because there are some shadowy but unmistakeable connections here,” he said.

The video could show “the very close links between the Haqqani group, Mehsud, Al Qaeda, and it underlines the rationale for our strategy”, he said. “That was a horrifying tape.”

“They’ve all claimed credit for it,” he said of the various militant groups with some possible hand in the CIA attack.

Asked whether he had put more pressure on Islamabad to do more in border regions to rout insurgents, Mr Holbrooke said Pakistan’s military was stretched “very thin”.

“I think they are well aware of the fact that the presence on their soil of the Afghan Taliban and its leadership is not in their own security interests. They know how important this is. They are our allies,” he added.

Pak-India ties

Easing tensions between India and Pakistan would help western efforts in Afghanistan, said Mr Holbrooke. However, it was up to Islamabad and New Delhi to find their own path towards better ties.

He said Washington would welcome better relations between Islamabad and New Delhi, but he had no plans to act as a mediator between the two rival countries. “President (Barack) Obama has said publicly that if India and Pakistan improve their relations, he would welcome it,” he said before leaving for New Delhi.

“But it’s up to them to do it for themselves. We are not intermediating between Islamabad and New Delhi.

“Every time I go to India people say: ‘Are you working on this problem? Are you a messenger? Are you an envoy between the two countries?’” he said. “The answer is ‘no’.”

He described his visit to India as a “consultative trip, it’s not a negotiating trip”, unlike his stops in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

His aim was mainly to explain US regional strategy to Indian officials, on his first visit since Mr Obama announced 30,000 extra troops for Afghanistan in December.

Asked if better India-Pakistan ties were necessary to resolve the Afghan conflict, Mr Holbrooke said: “Is it necessary? … It would be useful.” Asked why, he said: “For obvious reasons.”

“In this extraordinary strategic context, every country has a legitimate security requirement which has to be acknowledged if we are ever going to get to a resolution of this 30-year process,” he said of the three decades of war in Afghanistan.

“The Pakistan-India relationship is unique because of its origins on the same day in August of 1947 and the unresolved issue of the territory on their common border, which has been so disputed,” he said.

“Pakistan has legitimate security interests like any nation, based on its … geo-strategic position,” he said. “I am not going to get specific about India’s strategic interests. They will speak for themselves.”—Reuters

Courtesy : Dawn, Reuters & Google.

Coming blowback: How Pakistan is endangering the World

January 15, 2010

For a different cause of Fanatic Religion of peace inside Pakistan.

Coming blowback : How Pakistan is endangering the world

By Wilson John

Publisher : Rupa, Rs 595

Book Reviewed by CHIROSREE BASU

There are two types of reporting done on Pakistan. One, the ‘been-there-seen-it’ kind that mediamen in the West are known to have a special knack for. The other is armchair theorizing, the forte of a group that calls itself Pakistan-watchers. The second obviously lacks the thrill and personal touch of a first-hand account, but a long shot of events often provides an insight the first kind may not reveal. That is what keeps research foundations hedging their bets on the armchairwallahs. It is a tad disappointing when a work sinks in between the two stools, which this book does.

Despite the unusual data Wilson John uses, some of the startling revelations he unearths, and brief spells of clearheaded analysis, the book is lost in the heap of information that John feeds his reader. The ‘info’ breaks the narrative in the most unexpected places and leaves one groping for the line of argument. It annoys one to no end because some of this information (not altogether unknown) is repeated, sometimes verbatim, in the later sections of the book. To take just one example, a paragraph John cites with Ahmed Rashid’s quote from a Tehelka report on page 182 reappears in its exact form on page 238. There must have been others, for several times I was left feeling that I had read something similar only a few pages ago. This trait, detected in other “research works” that base themselves heavily on secondary sources, neither speaks highly of the researcher nor of those who edit such works.

The central thrust of John’s book is to look at the way the civil society in Pakistan is changing, imperceptibly but determinedly — a facet often overlooked by critics of the country’s civilian and military leadership. John, however, acknowledges that this change is steered by the Pakistan State itself in order to “justify its overt use of terrorist and extremist elements against its adversaries”. The radicalization effected not only makes the civil society encourage further radicalization but also to become an active participant in the process.

‘In its entire history, Pakistan founding father Jinnah’s vision of a modern, democratic state has never had a chance before the onrush of this hydra-headed juggernaut, the army–ISI combine, fuelled as it is by fanaticism, corporate greed, and lust for power. The single most important task before Pakistan’s citizen’s and its civilian leaders is to break up this cabal.’

Wilson John is a well-known investigative journalist, specialising in matters of defence and security. He has been credited with exposing many controversial deals and decisions in the defence establishment. He is at present a Consulting Editor with The Pioneer, New Delhi.

Much of this change happens through education. As the co-founder of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (a major focus of John’s analysis) and colleague of Hafeez Saeed, the JuD chief, pointed out, it would be impossible to establish the “system of Allah in the world” without education. There are two things that John emphasizes here. One, he tries to dispel the notion that madaris alone promote Islamic education and popularize the notion of jihad. The failure of the State school system has brought in major players in the form of religious organizations and jihadi parties which have set up chains of their own brand of model hybrid schools that make religious education and jihad just as popular as the traditional madaris. (They, in fact, follow the guidelines laid down by the curriculum wing of the ministry of education that makes it mandatory for the schools to enable a Class V child to “make speeches on jihad and shahadaat” and “understand Hindu-Muslim differences”.) And they educate women in enormously large numbers to have control on the mental universe of the future generation.

The second thing John wants to stress is that jihadi outpourings in Pakistan are not the function of economic disparities that have resulted in a class war. Yes, the typical population in madaris may be poor, but the students there are not necessarily more predisposed to terrorism than the products of Pakistan’s elite secular institutions. In fact, the research he accesses show that since the latter lacked basic knowledge about Islamic teachings and the value attached to life, they may be more “amenable to getting involved in ruthless acts of terrorism”. In Pakistan, and elsewhere, that is precisely what is happening. Children of elite institutions are quitting school to rough it out in the terror camps with the blessings of their parents. Or else products of renowned international institutions are coming home to take on their share of the mantle of the global jihad.

The last indicates a fundamental change in the profile of the jihadist. A class apart from the recruits in madaris or those indoctrinated through intense courses in religion who fight side by side with the literate or illiterate in the fronts in Afghanistan and Kashmir, the net-born, e-coached, highly-educated, jeans-clad jihadist is a loner who forms his linkages with global jihad in his room, is less amenable to control than the innumerable fidayeens on the battlefield and perhaps more devastating in his impact on the world.

John goes into intricate details of how the JuD is fostering changes of all kind and linking up the jihadist world through its associations with the like-minded in the Arab nations, in India, the West, and within Pakistan’s bureaucracy and the army. There are fascinating accounts of Lashkar-e-Toiba camps, of indoctrination meetings where women sacrifice their sons as easily as their jewels to the cause. Incidentally, many of these are attributed either to reporters or analysts who are not named in the text or in the footnotes, which appear generously at the end of the pages.

John’s analyses, when they are not swamped by information, are remarkable. Consider the Pakistan army operation in Waziristan, the failure of which he blames as much on the inaction of the allied forces as on the sentimentalism of the Pakistan army officers. He also does an enormously useful summary of the jihadi movement in India and the jihadist linkages in Kashmir. However, one cannot rate his sensational account of ISI officers and Pervez Musharraf as highly. Nor can one give him the credit he lays claim on for prophesying that terrorist groups will “adopt new techniques or a combination of old modus operandi” to launch future attacks on India. That, one dares say, is obvious.

Posted by : MR.

Courtesy: The Telegraph, Kolkata.

AK-47 or Kalashnikov Culture in Pakistan made it ‘hell’ for Humanity and ‘heaven’ for Terrorists.

January 12, 2010

By late 1979, markets in the tribal regions of Pakistan were

flooded with AK-47s, smuggled across by Afghan refugees.

And the Muslims understood it as a gaining strength of

P A N    I S L A M – File photo

Klashni-country

By Nadeem F. Paracha  || Monday, 11 Jan, 2010 ||  Courtesy : Dawn.
The famous Russian assault rifle, the Kalashnikov, also called the AK-47, or Klashni in the street and campus lingo of urban Pakistan, has become a permanent feature of the Pakistani landscape. The weapon of choice during student movements, ethnic and sectarian clashes, kidnappings, government raids, and militant uprisings, the AK-47 continues to feature in most acts of violence committed in this country. It’s almost hard to believe that the weapon was a scarce commodity in Pakistan until about 1977. Read the full story here……

Declared 1000 Years Pak War against India is the Basics of Pak Terrorism. Pakistan proves Islam and Terrorism equal.

January 5, 2010

‘Pak terror groups have strategic intent to strike India’

Press Trust of India

Washington, January 05, 2010

Pakistan-based terror groups have a “strategic intent” to launch major new attacks on the Indian soil to trigger a conflict between the two countries, according to a US intelligence and security think-tank.

In its annual forecast released today, Stratfor predicted that 2010 might see the US intensifying its drone strikes in Pakistan as the bulk of the al-Qaeda leadership is believed to be hiding there. against

As the nature of the war shifts to Pakistan, Stratfor said, there is a strong jihadist strategic intent to launch a major attack against India in order to trigger a conflict between India and Pakistan.

“Such an attack would re-direct Pakistani troops from battling the jihadists in the country’s west, towards the Indian border,” the think tank Stratfor said in its security forecast for South Asia in 2010.

But the think tank said both Washington and New Delhi were well aware of such tactics and since the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, India and the US had garnered better intelligence on groups with such goals, making success less likely.

“But that hardly makes such attacks impossible,” the Stratfor said.

The Mumbai terror attacks, orchestrated by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba in 2008, left Indo-Pak relations severely strained and stalled the composite dialogue process.