Indian Intelligence agencies have warned that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is in touch with terrorists linked to Jaish-e-Mohammad and Islamic State terror group to carry out fresh attacks in India.
In a report sent to the Home Ministry, the IB agencies mentioned that ISI organised a secret meeting between the terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammad and Islamic State members in Afghanistan, say sources. The report added that ISI has been planning more Pulwama-like attacks in Kashmir and therefore, has been making all efforts to bring the terror groups – ISIS and JeM, together.
A Home Ministry official said, “Jaish-e-Mohammad and Taliban terrorists have been fighting against NATO military forces in Afghanistan since a long time and we are keeping an eye on them. However, efforts have been made to form ties between ISIS and Jaish-e-Mohammad. It appears that Pakistan’s ISI is planning another conspiracy against India.”
In a similar input, the IB agencies had warned that banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar, who suffered a blow after IAF airstrikes in Pakistan’s Balakot, has been active once again.
Intelligence report accessed by Zee News reveals that the Jaish-e-Mohammad chief recently resurfaced in Pakistan’s Bahawalpur and held a meeting with top commanders of the banned terror group. The report added that Azhar also instructed the top commanders of JeM to choose highly-trained terrorists in order to carry out attacks in India at a short notice.