Pakistan seems to have adopted a new strategy to execute its sinister Kashmir policy as per which it is sending more terrorists of either Afghan or Pashtun origin to the Valley. Intelligence agencies are assessing the situation in Kashmir where the number of non-Kashmiri and non-Urdu-speaking terrorists has registered a sudden spike.
There are already Pakistan-supported terrorists who sneaked into the Indian state of Punjab according to previously received intelligence inputs who plan to strike during Diwali.
Strategy of Pakistan hatched in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
The latest intelligence inputs indicate that Pakistan is now sending terrorists to Jammu and Kashmir who speak Dari and/or Pashto. According to sources in India’s security agencies, a meeting was held recently in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to hatch the plot.
In the meeting, the Pakistan Army and ISI officials asked the commanders of terrorist organisations to keep their militants ready for jihad by way of fidayeen (suicide) attacks in the Valley.
This followed the meeting held on 19 August at Markaz Usman-o-Ali of Bhawalpur in Pakistan where terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed were asked to target politicians in Jammu and Kashmir.
Terrorists of Afghan origin
Security agencies are keeping a tight vigil in the Valley following the intelligence inputs. The Union Home Ministry has asked security agencies to provide further inputs on the presence of Pashto-speaking and Afghan-origin terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.
The agencies believe that, after the lifting of the ban on mobile services in the Valley, the ISI will do its best to cash in on the situation.
Pakistan has been hit by the double whammy of its inability to disturb peace and normalcy in the Valley and mobilise international opinion against India. Even Islamic states across the world except Malaysia and Turkey have cold-shouldered the Imran Khan government’s diplomatic offensive. Sources in security forces say that is why Pakistan is trying to send terrorists of Afghan origin to the Valley. A place on earth attracting terrorists from more than one location has a higher chance of drawing international attention, strategists point out.
Pakistani hand is suspected for the recent attack on fruit traders in the Trenz village of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir. A businessman was killed and another civilian was injured in the attack.
Earlier, three Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were killed in an operation of security forces in Anantnag.