Detailed investigation into the November 19 Nagrota encounter, through which 4 terrorists had been gunned down, have revealed the involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operational commander Kasim Jan, the principal accused within the 2016 Pathankot air base assault. Jan is among the major launch commanders of Jaish terrorists into India and has hyperlinks with underground staff throughout South Kashmir. He experiences on to Mufti Rauf Asghar, the de-facto chief of the UN designated world terrorist group.
In accordance with Indian counter-terrorism officers, with the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan and resurgence of the Taliban, its Deobandi ideological brother Jaish has received hyperactive throughout the Jammu and Kashmir border with at least 14 specifically educated terrorists ready at Gujaranwala to infiltrate into India.
“Almost 200 terrorists of combined tanzeems are ready at launch pads throughout the Line of Management (LoC) to infiltrate into India. We’re choosing up revival of Al-Badr group in addition to creation of one other terror entrance Lashkar-e-Mustafa, headed by one Hidyatullah Malik, and different Pakistani primarily based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group coaching one other 23 terrorists at Jangal-Mangal camp in Khyber-Paktunkhwa,” stated one other safety official.
Information extracted out of world positioning units, wi-fi handheld units and receivers from the our bodies reveals that the 4 Jaish attackers had been educated in commando warfare as they walked practically 30 km from the JeM camp at Shakargah to the Samba border after which to the pick-up level at Jatwal, which is six kilometres from Samba to Kathua. This implies the attackers walked via the moonless mild to the pick-up level after which moved in the direction of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The approximate pick-up level is eight.7 km aerial distance from the worldwide border and the JeM Shakargarh camp is 30 km from Jatwal. The possible infiltration route was via Mawa village in Samba sector, which is between Ramgarh and Hiranagar sector. There are numerous kaccha tracks close to Nonath nalla, which reaches upto worldwide border from the pick-up level. The nala merges into Bein nala close to Pakistani village of Chak Jaimal. It’s estimated that the terrorists walked the entire distance between 2.5 to three hours relying on the varied routes,” stated a senior official.
There’s proof to point that they boarded a truck (JK01AL 1055) between 2.30 and three am within the evening and had been seen crossing Sarore toll plaza in the direction of Jammu at three.44 am. The truck then moved in the direction of Kashmir utilizing the Narwal bypass route with the safety forces intercepting it round four.45 am at Ban toll plaza.
In accordance with senior safety officers, the slain terrorists had been suicide attackers as their groin space was shaved as has been witnessed in case of jihadists previously incidents. Apart from assault rifles, below barrel rocket launchers and pistols, the 4 had been additionally carrying 6.5 kilograms of nitrocellulose combined with gasoline oil, an explosive utilized in formed fees.
Whereas JeM commander Rauf Asghar monitored the assault from Bhawalpur with Qari Zarar, the launcher was Kasim Jan, who handles all of the Jaish infiltration into South Kashmir. The LeT used the north Kashmir route between Uri and Kupwara sector.
“With Rauf Asghar reported to be recruiting terrorists in Peshawar, the Pakistani deep state has determined to lift the violence ranges after the deep freeze within the Valley will get over by January-end 2021,” stated a Kashmir watcher.