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Was the Pakistan Army in the know of the Pathankot attack?

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 3:54 IST
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  • According to Indian intelligence, the Pakistan Army has been behind the revival of the terror outfit, Jaish-E-Muhammad.
  • Reports suggest that Pakistan\'s Army is not as keen on peace talks with India. Intelligence reports claim the terrorists at Pathankot had been trained in commando operations by Pakistan\'s intelligence service, ISI.

The Pakistan Army was fully aware of the attack on Pathankot, reports Mail Today. Indian intelligence reports suggest that Pakistan's Army is not as keen on peace talks with India as Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is, and at a recent meet, General Raheel Sharif had apparently told Nawaz Sharif that the Pakistan Army would take no action against Pak-based terrorists operating against India.

According to Indian intelligence, the Pakistan Army has been behind the revival of the terror outfit, Jaish-E-Muhammad (JeM), parts of which had merged with the Lashkar-E-Jhangvi (LeJ), which has been staging attacks in Pakistan. The JeM has apparently been revived so that attacks resume on India rather than in Pakistan.

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The jihadist militant LeJ is a Sunni supremacist organisation that has been responsible for attacks against Shias in Pakistan, including bombings that killed more than 200 Hazara Shias in Quetta in 2013. It has been linked with the kidnapping of journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002 and the attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore in 2009.

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Indian intelligence agencies believe the terrorists at Pathankot had been trained in commando operations by Pakistan's intelligence service, ISI.

First published: 5 January 2016, 11:56 IST
 
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