Indian RAW Operating Against Pakistan

According to a daily “The News” more than 100 Pakistani Baloch
dissidents have been sent to India by the Indian consulate located in
Kandhar (Afghanistan) for six-months training. These people were
selected from areas bordering Pakistan as well as Baloch nationals
residing in different camps in Kandhar. They have been promised a salary
of $ 500- 1,000 on their return to Afghanistan. They will be imparted
training in the fields of sniper shooting, handling of technical
equipment such as GPS, wireless sets and intelligence gathering
techniques. The handlers of the dissident Baloch elements plan to assign
different targets in Baluchistan and Sindh provinces to the trained
Baloch militants for sabotage and terrorist activities.

Ever since the Taliban were ousted from power and foreign troops landed
in Afghanistan in late 2001, the Indians have been using the Afghan soil
for sabotage and terrorist acts in Pakistan. Since 9/11, Indian
influence has increased tremendously. India is following the strategy of
the encirclement of Pakistan by making Afghanistan into a vocal
anti-Pakistan client state with five very active Indian consulates along
the Pak-Afghan border to destabilize Baluchistan and North West
Frontier Province (NWFP). RAW has organized a network of training
schools throughout Afghanistan. Some of these training centers are
operating in Kabul, Jalalabad , Khawaja Ghar (Takhar Province), Khost,
Paktia, Urgun, Kandhar, Spin Boldak and Dranj (Badakhshan Province). All
these training centers are being used for indoctrinating minds of
innocent people of FATA and Balochistan to work against Pakistan.
Refugee camps for Balochistan dissidents have been established in
bordering towns of Kandhar, Spin Bodlak, Helmond and Nirmoz where RAW
has been given free access to interact for spotting and cultivating
them. RAW with the help of local officials is providing financial
support to Barhamdagh Bughti for undertaking terrorist activities in
Balochistan. Spin Blodak is said to be the main hub of anti-Pakistan
activities and the town is being used as a launching pad. RAW-RAAM used
to providing weapons via Bajaur, Dir, Pewchar. In order to subvert
loyalties of young generation, young Baloch students are spotted through
senior Balochistan Student organization (BSO) hardliners, taken to
Kabul for indoctrination, issued with Afghan passports and selected
individuals then dispatched to training centers in various countries.

Apart from training, RAW also provided financial assistance for
publication of propaganda material against Pakistan in Balochi Language,
which in later distributed in Quetta, Khuzdar, Turbat, Gawader and Dera
Bugti. In case of Baluchistan Indian role is not new. It is as old as
the revolt itself. India is repeating the history and trying to separate
Baluchistan just like East Pakistan. Pakistan has stockpiles of
evidence against Indian consulates in Afghanistan that are being used to
fund terrorism in Pakistan through Baitullah Mehsud’s TTP as well as
Brahamdagh Bugti and his Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA). A dossier
containing proof of Indian involvement in “subversive activities” in
Pakistan was handed over by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to his
Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh during their meeting at
Sharm-el-Sheikh. A substantial part of the shared material deals with
the Baluchistan insurgency and Indian linkages with the insurgents,
particularly Brahamdagh Bugti, Burhan and Sher Khan. Photographs of
their meetings with Indian operatives are part of the evidence, which
also describes Bugti’s visit to India and the meetings he had with
Indian secret service personnel. The dossier mentions an India-funded
training camp at Kandahar where Baloch insurgents particularly from
Bugti clan were being trained and provided arms and ammunition for
sabotage activities in the Pakistani province. Similarly, Talal Bugti
said that 300 Baloch nationalists are getting training at RAW’s training
center in Afghanistan. The Baluchistan Chief Minister said that RAW was
running terrorist training camps in Iran and Afghanistan. It has now
set up 30 to 40 such camps in Baluchistan, each with training facility
for 30 people who are paid 10,000 monthly.

Federation of American Scientists website comments on RAW, “RAW has
engaged in disinformation campaigns, espionage and sabotage against
Pakistan and other neighbouring countries. RAW has enjoyed the backing
of successive Indian governments in these efforts. Working directly
under the Prime Minister, the structure, rank, pay and perks of the
Research and Analysis Wing are kept secret from Parliament”. Afghan
officials have also confirmed that India is using Afghanistan to stir
trouble in Pakistan. Afghan Government’s Advisor, Ehsanullah Aryanzai
told, “India is using Afghan soil to destabilize Pakistan and Afghan
security agencies are unable to stop Indian intervention due to absence
of centralized government mechanism”. Indian spy outfits are using the
Afghan provinces of Helmand and Kandahar to target Baluchistan. As much
as eight foreign spy agencies are cramming this Pakistani territory.

India had invested over a billion dollars in Afghanistan so that it
could build a base of operations against Pakistan. More than 10,000
Indian troops were stationed in Afghanistan under the garb of
supervising the construction of Jalalabad- Chahbahar road project which
was completed. Many mercantile shops run by Indians have an intelligence
officer in the rear. RAW is providing them money, training,
sophisticated weapons and satellite communication system. According to
sources Indian intelligence officials working in the disguise of
diplomats in embassy and consulates in Afghanistan have set up a vast
covert operation network to destabilise FATA, northern areas and
Baluchistan engaging dozens of Afghan, Indians, the drug dealers and the
Afghan warlords.

According to sources, the US authorities strongly believe that RAW and
some other Indian intelligence agencies base been the only source of
terrorism in Pakistan. Jane’s information group, the world’s foremost
source on intelligence information, reported in July 2001 that the
Indian spy agency RAW and the Israeli spy agency Mossad have created
five new agencies to infiltrate Pakistan to target important religious
and military personalities, journalists, judges lawyers and bureaucrats.
In addition, bombs would be exploded in trains, railway stations,
bridges, bus stations, cinemas, hotels and mosques of rival Islamic
sects to incite sectarianism. Pakistani intelligence agencies also said
that RAW had constituted a plan to lure Pakistani men between 20 and 30
years of age to visit India so they could be entrapped in cases of fake
currency and subversion and then he cocked to spy for India.

The intention of the Indian government and RAW is that Pakistan should
be so destabilized internally that it could not support the Kashmir
cause even morally, diplomatically or politically. There is a need that
international community should check the activities of RAW as it
operates in a mafia style, each time overstepping the limits of
intelligence operations. It has not, only indulged in cross-border
terrorism, but also played a very significant role in creating and
funding terrorist and extremist religious parties within India and other
countries of the region. The Hindu extremist parties which are involved
in terrorist activities in India such as Bajrang Dal (BD), Rashtria
Sawayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and Shiv Sena (SS) etc enjoy complete backing
and support of RAW. The agency uses these parties not only to carve out a
role for itself in the internal politics but to divert the
international focus from its terrorist activities. For that matter, it
allowed these parties to carry out violent activities in India and throw
onus on neighbouring countries. Fact of the matter is that Indian RAW
is responsible for the present fragile situation of Pakistan as well as
South Asia.