Jammu, September 01 (Scoop News)-Quoting inputs from different sources,BJP National Executive Member & J&K Chief Spokesperson,Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that there is an ominous Kashmir-Kabul militancy nexus in the making at the behest of ISI and that Pakistan is trying to push in Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) cadre into the provinces of Kunar and Nuristan in expectation of the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan next year while simultaneously transferring militant cadre recruited from its Khyber Paktunkhwa province to boost militant ranks in the Kashmir Valley.This has also been confirmed by the US Intelligence,he claimed.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, in recent times,Islamabad was constrained to divert as many as 150,000 troops to the Pakistan-Afghan border but with the US troop withdrawal approaching and Pakistan sensing that it may soon have a friendly regime ensconced in Kabul, the Pakistani army and LeT are once more concentrating on destabilizing Kashmir.He cited LeT chief Hafiz Sayeed who had in a recent interview said “Full-scale armed Jihad will begin soon in Kashmir after American forces withdraw from Afghanistan.”
Dr Jitendra Singh warned,Kashmir is starting to simmer again and as a well-calculated design, attacks by Lashkar’s Border Action Team (BAT) to ambush Indian Army patrols have gone up.He cited figures to say that not only there is heightened border escalation evident from the fact that there have been as many as nearly 20 LoC violations in just last 10 days of the month of August but the situation inside the Valley has become equally violent.
According to Dr Jitendra Singh,the Pakistan gameplan is quite clear:.. infiltrate militants eastward and westward, across the Durand and Radcliffe lines. Rawalpindi’s men in khaki want to turn the clock back to the 1980s when Afghanistan was a Pakistani colony and Kashmir was in flames,he added.
In a scenario like this,what Pakistan does is beyond our control but the question is,are we dong what we ought to do,asked Dr Jitendra Singh. He said ,what is immediately required is that Congress led UPA government at the Centre sends out strong deterrent signals to Pakistan instead of engaging in soft diplomacy and the chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir is directed to stop creating confusion by harping on strategically incorrect demand to revoke AFSPA or by showing selective bias in favour of Pak friendly elements within the State in a bid to appease the separatist-centric constituency.
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