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A pack of paki lies!

 

Niloo Ranjan Kumar brings out a confidential IB document that maps the training camps in PoK as well as Pakistan proper
Issue Dated: December 21, 2008
Tags : fundamentalist leaders | AS Dullat | Intelligence Bureau | National Security Adviser | MK Narayanan | Fiyadeen | Amir Ajmal Kasab | Pakistan-occupied Kashmir | sordid tale | infiltrators | Muridke | Bahawalpur | anti-Indian indoctrination courses | Gwadam | marine terror | Dawood Ibrahim | Lashkar-e-Taiyyaba | Zaki Ur Rehman Lakhvi | Jaish-e-Mohammed | Maulana Masood Azhar | Ajai Sahni | Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies | propagandists | Jamaat-ud-Dawa | Hemant Karkare | nuclear powered |
 
A pack of paki lies! While Pakistan, under pressure from the United States and other countries whose nationals were killed in the Mumbai slaughter, has arrested and laid restrictions on the movement of some top fundamentalist leaders connected to jehad, the Indian security establishment is not unduly impressed. They say that the connection between the Pakistani establishment and the terror camps are too close to be snapped off that easily. Which is why the Pakistani government has steadfastly denied the existence of any camps. “Let us see what happens with the terror camps before we arrive at a conclusion. First let Pakistan demonstrate what it can do, then we will decide our future course of action,” former RAW boss AS Dullat, told TSI.

Fresh evidence has come in the form of a recent Intelligence Bureau (IB) report submitted to National Security Adviser, MK Narayanan, which has a detailed map of the exact locations of the camps.(see graphic below) This confidential report has been accessed by TSI.

According to the report, with the arrest of Fiyadeen killer Amir Ajmal Kasab, in Mumbai, and his detailed and graphic account of terror camps being run in the country, both in Punjab and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), the Pakistani security establishment is in a bad bind. Fiyadeens are rarely arrested because they perish: Kasab has, however, lived on to tell a sordid tale not just to Indian investigators but many busybodies around the globe. That is very bad and worrying news for Islamabad.

According to IB, there are a total of 44 training camps for terrorists. In addition, there are 34 makeshift camps near the Indian border which could act as launching pads, should the need arise. In addition, these pads provide cover to infiltrators. The numbers of these makeshift arrangements keep changing, depending upon the circumstances.

In addition, the IB report says that near the LoC and in PoK, there are 19 communication control centres, which provide connectivity lines to jehadis active in the Valley. The report says that real training is imparted only in well settled camps in places like Karachi, Muridke and Bahawalpur. Some of these are big enough to accommodate 2,000 `trainees’ at the same time. They are run in permanent structures where trainees are taken through a vitriolic anti-Indian indoctrination courses, and where the seeds of jehad and suicide attacks are drilled into gullible minds. Investigators say the Mumbai killers got extensive training in Muridke, near Lahore. A pack of paki lies! According to the IB, the ISI has also constructed a camp in Gwadam, near Karachi, where marine terror is sought to be exported to the Indian coastline, as well as through land routes to Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir. A terrorist who was held in the Kashmir Valley recently told officials that he too had used the sea route to enter the Valley. The coastline so far has provided a better entry point than the tightly controlled LoC on the northern border.

Despite such information, Pakistan has denied the existence of any terror camps on their soil – the same state of denial that disclaims the presence of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his cohorts in Karachi.

Kasab’s arrest has somewhat altered the equation. With the Pakistani government’s arrest of 20 Lashkar-e-Taiyyaba (LeT) terrorists, including the Mumbai mastermind Zaki Ur Rehman Lakhvi, and restrictions or house arrest of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) founder and top extremist, Maulana Masood Azhar, Islamabad is saying it is acting on promises made to the international community about its intentions.

Can India take these intentions at face value? Security experts offer a statutory warning. "As long as there is pressure on Islamabad, they will pretend to act. Once the pressure is off, they are back to their ways," says Ajai Sahni of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (see interview). The only significant difference this time is not just Indians, but foreigners – including Jews – have been killed and there is more than one just one country interested in locating the killers and their leaders.

While arrests and curtailment may have taken place, it has not stopped the propagandists. On Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s website, the story of the Mumbai massacre is being told with a difference. It was the work, the website claims, of RSS and Israeli agents, whose main aim was to finish Mumbai’s slain anti-terror chief, Hemant Karkare, for investigating Hindu terrorists in the Indian army. Not surprisingly, the website makes no mention of Amir Ajmal Kasab. A pack of paki lies! “What is required is covert operation”

Well known terrorism expert, Ajai Sahni, tells TSI that a conventional battle will not do

Is Pakistan’s actions for real or is it an eyewash?

If the action is real, then it should have been taken long ago. Pakistan would not have waited for the international community to pressurise them. To begin with, they even denied the existence of such camps.

Now that Pakistan is finally acting, is it a tacit admission that there were camps in that country?

The important thing here is intent. Why was the government of Pakistan deliberately lying when it said that there were no camps? It proves that they had no intentions of removing these terror camps.

Now that there is international pressure, are terrorists going to be eliminated from the scene?

This is not for the first time that such arrests have taken place. In 2002, they arrested top Jaish and LeT cadres, but they were all let off easily. No one has been convicted. When the LeT was banned in 2002, it changed its name to Jamaat-ud-Dawa. That had been done with the financial help of the Pakistani government. Money that came in for relief work for the earthquake in 2005, all went to the Dawa.

How do you see all this unfolding in the days to come?

War is not an alternative. Both are nuclear powered countries. Only covert action can help. Covert action includes targeting select terrorists and their supporters. It has to be a joint initiative – political, diplomatic and economic.

What prevents RAW from taking covert action?

They do not have the political sanction and that is the weakness of our leadership. They can also go covert, but they need the political mandate to do so.
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