Archive for the ‘Pakistani Aggression’ Category

Terrorist tanzeem (groups) sponsored madrasas wage proxy war against Indian kaffirs ??

October 21, 2010

 

Pak invested heavily in proxy war against India: Indian Army chief

Indian Express News Bureau : Posted: Thu Oct 21 2010, 15:22 hrs. New Delhi

The anti-India terrorist infrastructure in Pakistan is intact and at present 42 terror camps, including new ones in Pak-occupied Kashmir, are being run, Army chief General V K Singh disclosed on Thursday.

Now even women are being trained to wage Pakistan’s proxy war against India, he told PTI in an interview.

General Singh said infiltration has gone up recently and around 600 terrorists are waiting at “launch pads” in PoK along the Line of Control and the international border to sneak into India.

Pakistan has “invested heavily in the proxy war against India” and there has been “no substantial effort” by it to act against terror groups which operate from its soil and are used as a “strategic tool” by that country.

“Currently, 42 terrorist training camps are located in Pakistan/PoK. Inputs reveal that some new camps have also been established in PoK for undertaking terrorist training,” he said.

The Army chief was responding when asked whether Pakistan has done something to dismantle the anti-India terror infrastructure as has been promised by it repeatedly.

“It is assessed that Pakistan will continue to foster terrorism against India and the terrorist infrastructure is likely to remain intact in the foreseeable future,” he said.

General Singh revealed that the terror outfits are maintaining a number of officers, stores, transit accommodations and temporary training facilities at various locations in PoK.

“Launch pads are used extensively for infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir and are located all along the Line of Control and parts of International Border,” he said, adding: “As on date, approximately 600 terrorists are located in the launch pads, poised for infiltration in the near future.”

Talking about infiltration, he said it has recently gone up, with 10 incidents being recorded in June, six in July and 33 in August.

Significantly, August witnessed the peak of stone-pelting incidents and other forms of agitation in the Kashmir Valley, which also was being fuelled from across the border.

General Singh felt that about 20-25 infiltration attempts had succeeded, which is indicated by the fact that 12 to 15 terrorists were killed in the last 15-20 days. “This shows people have come from somewhere,” he said.

Noting that Pakistan perceives Kashmir as an “unfinished agenda”, he said, “it is assessed that Pakistan will continue to foster terrorism against India and the terrorist infrastructure is likely to remain intact in the foreseeable future.”

On meeting the challenge, he said the Army has a “robust counter-infiltration strategy” which has yielded “excellent results”.

He said the Army’s ability to detect and neutralise terrorists attempting to infiltrate or cross over has increased with dynamic troop deployment, proactive use of surveillance and monitoring devices and the anti-infiltration obstacle system.

“Inputs also reveal use of terrorist tanzeem (groups) sponsored madrasas for religious indoctrination of new recruits,” Gen Singh said.

To a question on ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the recent months along the LoC and the international border, he said these are “generally in few specific areas and we are trying to ensure that these remain confined as also reduce altogether.”

He said the ceasefire has generally been holding out except for a “few aberrations” and all violations of ceasefire are taken up with Pakistani military authorities at the appropriate level through the established mechanism of hotlines, flag meetings and weekly talks between the Director Generals of Military Operations.

On the situation in the Northeast, the Army chief said the multi-pronged strategy adopted by the government and sustained operations by security forces have considerably marginalised the activities of various insurgent groups operating in the region.

He said these initiatives have also brought a few of the insurgent groups to the negotiating table, resulting in “relative peace” in the region. “However, the situation needs constant monitoring.”

Courtesy : Indian Express, AP.

Pakistan helps LeT and JuD to achieve its True Goal:: Capture India, not only Kashmir from these 42 ‘terror’ camps.

March 18, 2010

India’s Defense Minister A.K. Antony. – AP (File Photo) L. ……… Pakistani Defense Minister C. A. Mukhtar – CNN (File Photo) R.

Pakistan refuses to close 42 ‘terror’ camps: India

Thu, 18 Mar, 2010 | Rabi-us-Sani 1, 1431

VASCO: India on Wednesday said 42 militant training camps were operating in Pakistan and accused the country’s government of making little effort to close them.

The accusation came after the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan met last month for the first official talks since the 2008 attacks on Mumbai, which India blames on Pakistani militants.

“There are 42 terror camps in Pakistan (and) all the terrorist camps are active,” Defence Minister A.K. Antony said at a military function in Goa state.

“Pakistan has not taken serious steps to destroy these terror camps,” he said.

India blames the Pakistan-based Islamist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) for the Mumbai attacks, which left 166 people dead and another 300 injured.

The recent talks between the nations resulted only in a promise that both sides would stay in communication.

“As far as the dialogue is concerned, India will explore all possibilities but I don’t expect any miracles,” Antony said.

Pakistani Lashkar’s true goal : India, not only Kashmir.

Aim to set up Islamic state in South Asia: Experts

Ashish Kumar Sen writes from Washington||The Tribune, Chandigarh, India, Sunday, March 14, 2010

Recent actions by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) have fuelled a belief in Washington that the militant group’s agenda is much broader than a resolution of the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan.

At a congressional hearing this week, analysts made the point that LeT would no longer be satisfied if India and Pakistan resolve their differences over Kashmir. Ashley Tellis at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace told the panel of lawmakers that there was no doubt in his mind that a way must be found to settle issues related to Kashmir, but, he added, “I think resolving Kashmir is not going to solve the problems relating to LeT.”

Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic Council echoed that opinion. “Resolving the Kashmir problem by itself is not going to remove this threat because the aim of these groups is to leverage themselves into a position of power inside Pakistan and to take control,” he said.

Nawaz noted that successive civilian and military leaders in Pakistan had supported LeT as what he described as a “strategic asset” to counter India and force it to negotiate a settlement on Kashmir “by waging a war of… a thousand cuts.”

Over time, LeT took a life of its own, he said, and found the economically backward regions of Pakistan’s Punjab province to be a fertile ground for recruiting militants.

Nawaz said Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency lost control of LeT as the group became self-sufficient. “Similar to the disbanding of the Iraqi Army after the US invasion when thousands of trained soldiers and officers were let go, the LeT was cut loose without a comprehensive plan to disarm, retrain, and gainfully employ the fighters,” he added.

Earlier this year, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the Mumbai attacks, accused India of imposing war on Pakistan by constructing “illegal dams” and diverting the water of Pakistani rivers.

In a fiery diatribe at the launch of a “nationwide protest,” Saeed called upon the Pakistani government to prepare the country to counter this aggression. This focus on water issues has added credence to an opinion held by a growing majority that Kashmir is merely a red herring raised by LeT and its affiliates.

“LeT represents… a Frankenstein’s monster created for the purpose of assisting the Kashmiri freedom movement but that ended up becoming a powerful Sunni Punjabi movement with an independent agenda that appears to have taken on a broader regional role,” Nawaz contended.

Responding to questions raised by congressmen, Tellis said, “I always find it interesting that the people conducting the murder and mayhem (in the valley) today are not Kashmiri. The people who actually are deprived of all their political rights. The murder and mayhem is being conducted by groups that have absolutely no connections to Kashmir. To my mind … the fact that this is a group that has operations in 21 countries, that has an ideology that is completely anti-western, that is opposed to modernity and secularism and all the kinds of values that we take for granted. This group is not going to be satisfied by dealing with the issue of Kashmir.”

While the panel’s co-chair, Dan Burton, Indiana Republican, was insistent that the resolution of Kashmir should be the No. 1 issue for everyone involved, subcommittee chairman Gary Ackerman, New York Democrat, disagreed. Ackerman cautioned against the temptation to think that LeT is interested only in the “liberation” of Kashmir. “The LeT’s true goal is not Kashmir, it is India. And the LeT is not shy about announcing that its intention is to establish an Islamic state in all South Asia. Neither does it hide or try to play down its declaration of war against all Hindus and Jews, who they insist are enemies of Islam,” he said.

Courtesy : DawnNews, AP, The Tribune-Chandigarh and CNN.

India lodges protest over ceasefire violations by Pakistan

January 22, 2010

A strong protest was registered by India over incidents of grave and unprovoked firing across the line of control by Pakistan. –AP (File photo)

India lodges protest over ceasefire violations

Friday, 22 Jan, 2010||Safar 06, 1431.

KARACHI: India has lodged a ‘strong protest’ against Pakistan over increased incidents of ceasefire violations, the Indian media reported on Friday.

According to media reports, Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner Riffat Masood was called to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs to convey the protest.

According to a spokesman of Indian External Affairs, the Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan was called to the Ministry of External Affairs and a strong protest was registered over incidents of grave and unprovoked firing across the line of control by Pakistan, including the firing of rockets in the Amritsar sector on the night between January 8 and 9, 2010.

He said that the Indian government has asked Pakistan to take all necessary steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

Pakistan rejected Indian allegations of infiltration and warned of retaliation if India did not stop firing across the border. – Reuters

Pakistan lodges protest over cross-border firing

Wednesday, 20 Jan, 2010||Safar 04, 1431

RAWALAKOT: A flag meeting was held between Pakistani and Indian military commanders at the Rawalakot sector along the Line of Control on Wednesday.

Pakistan rejected Indian allegations of infiltration and warned of retaliation if India did not stop firing across the border.

The Pakistan army lodged a strong protest with its Indian counterpart over Tuesday’s unprovoked cross-border firing at Keir sector.

One soldier was killed while another sustained injuries when Indian troops fired across the Line of Control.

It was the second time Indian troops had fired across the line of control in just as many days.

Courtesy : Dawn, AP. APF and other Agencies


Pakistan: Taliban leader warns India will be ‘attacked’

October 15, 2009

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Pakistani Taliban leader: “We want an Islamic state. If we get that, then we will go to the borders and help fight the Indians

Nuovo%20pakisstan_policeeee_14--200x150Actually, Pakistan has already been extending that option to captured Taliban jihadists. “Pakistan: Taliban leader warns India will be ‘attacked’,” from AdnKronos International, October 14: ( from Jihad Watch)

Islamabad, 14 October (AKI) – The Pakistani Taliban’s new leader Hakimullah Mehsud warned India of future attacks and sent a message to Pakistan’s army that if it wanted a halt to attacks, it would have to stop taking orders from the Americans.

“We are fighting the Pakistan army, police and the frontier corps, because they are following American orders. If they stop following their orders, we will stop fighting them,” said Mehsud in a video interview aired by British news channel Sky News on Wednesday.

Mehsud also said he would send his soldiers to the Indian border to fight once Pakistan had been turned into an Islamic state.

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Haikimullah’s messsage surfaced after Al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri slated the Pakistani army, describing it as a “puppet” and a “Crusader tool” to save United States and NATO troops from certain defeat in Afghanistan.

Al-Zawahiri’s warning was contained in a video posted to Muslim extremist websites on Tuesday. The video warned Pakistan’s military would be defeated in a ground offensive in the militant stronghold of South Waziristan and called on Pakistanis to give full support to Jihad or holy war.

In early October, Mehsud appeared on local television vowing ‘severe’ new attacks to avenge the death of late Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, who is believed to have died in a US drone strike in Waziristan on 5-6 August.

The External Affairs Ministries of  both the Countries remain un-warned so far as no reaction is yet to be received. 

The Sweet (in day) and Shower of Bullet (in night)Policy of Pakistan

September 22, 2009

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Cease-fire violation by Pakistan at 7 places
Pak firing during night, sweet boxes in morning

By Sanjeev Pargal // http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/

JAMMU, Sept 21: Even as Pakistan army violated cease-fire at seven places in Krishna Ghati and Mendhar sectors in Poonch district last mid-night with a clear aim to facilitate infiltration of militants into Indian territory, today morning their officials turned up at Chakan-Da-Bagh cross-LoC point with packets of sweets and fruits for Indian troops on the occasion of Eid.

Pakistan army officials, who came to Chakan-Da-Bagh, however, had to face a volley of questions from a selected group of reporters on violation of cease-fire and facilitation of infiltration attempts by the militants from both Line of Control (LoC) as well as International Border (IB) in Jammu.

On the IB too where Pakistan Rangers had opened firing and injured two BSF jawans at Nikowal in Pargwal island on September 17 evening and made attempt to push militants into this side, the Pakistan security officials turned up with sweets and fruits at Octroi post in Suchetgarh sector of RS Pura tehsil.

The weekly cross-LoC movement of civilians from Chakan-Da-Bagh was suspended today due to Eid celebrations. The civilians from two parts of the divided State are allowed to cross LoC every Monday for 28 days visit on a permit to each other’s territory.

Official sources told the Excelsior that Pakistan army violated cease-fire at seven places on LoC resorting to firing for about an hour between 7.20 pm to 8.20 pm at Krishna Ghati and Mendhar sector of Poonch district last night.

Sabra Gali, Lohar Gali, Sona Gali and Tata Pani posts were targeted by Pakistan army from 7.20 pm to 7.55 pm while Pathri Gali, Nangi Tekri and Balnoi posts were fired upon from 7.55 pm to 8.20 pm.

About 15 to 20 rounds were fired at all seven posts, sources said, adding it was a clear case of cease-fire violation from Pakistan army posts. Indian side, however, didn’t retaliate.

It was in Sona Gali in Mendhar sector that Pakistan army had pushed three militants into Indian territory on the intervening night of September 8 and 9. Troops had gunned down two militants and injured another while thwarting the intrusion bid. Major Akash Singh had sacrificed his life in the gun-battle.

There had been reports from all security agencies that a large number of militants had been stationed at launching pads on LoC and IB by Pakistan army and militant commanders to push them into Indian side before the onset of winter.

There were no casualties or damage in firing by Pakistan army last night, sources said, adding the firing this time too appeared to be aimed at infiltration but due to alertness of troops, the militants were not pushed from across LoC.

At 10.30 am today, the gates at Chakan-Da-Bagh Zero Line in Poonch district were opened at the request of Pakistan army which handed over sweet and fruits boxes to the troops on this side. Indian Army also reciprocated and gifted sweets and fruits to Pakistan officials to mark Eid celebrations.

Major Fahid and Major Suresh led Pakistan and Indian Army teams at Chakan-Da-Bagh.

Faced by a series of questions from a selected group of media, Major Fahid shifted blame of intrusions on the militants saying it could be the militants who resorted to firing on Indian posts.

Claiming that Pakistan army was not involved in violation of cease-fire or facilitating infiltration attempts, he asserted that the militants were even dodging Pakistan troops and could be making attempt to cross LoC by firing on Indian troops.

“Our army is engaged in fighting militants at Swat and Waziristan and was killing a number of them daily”, Major Fahid said.

However, according to sources, all recent cease-fire violations including last night’s firing at Krishna Ghati and Mendhar sectors were made by Pakistan army with a view to push militants into this side from LoC.

On IB, Pakistan Rangers led by 2nd Chenab Wing Commander Zulfikar Ali turned up at Octroi post in Suchetgarh sector in RS Pura tehsil and handed over boxes of fruits and sweets to BSF officers led by 135 battalion CO Vaneet Kumar.

On IB too, the Rangers had opened firing on a BSF post at Nikowal on September 17 injuring two BSF jawans. An attempt was made by the Rangers to push a group of militants into Indian territory from Nikowal but the bid was thwarted by the BSF jawans.