South Asian Dirtiest Intelligence Game
By Zaheerul Hassan
Proactive, reactive, offensive and counter intelligence operations are obligatory elements of well comprehensive thoughtful intelligence plan of proxy wars. Usually, the plans of such nature in proxy wars are being executed through organized intelligence network in the rival countries. Execution of covert intelligence operations while using the invisible state’s sponsored actors really brought dynamic changes in military doctrine because it reduces the chances of all out and nuclear wars among the rival states. But experiences reveal that lethality of offensive intelligence operations is even much more than all-out war.
The dirtiest aspects of such hostile operations are; terror financing with the purpose of weakening governments’ writ, killing human beings including children and women, damaging public and state property, propagating against strategically vital assets like nuclear , psychological warfare and promoting sectarianism in a targeted countries. In this regard, the executors of aggressive or offensive intelligence operations also ensure the transmutation of their plans into political instability and economic insecurity that should ultimately lead to polarization in the society and end at the bifurcation of the targeted state. However, successful intelligence agencies always try to counter the offensives while timely exposing rival’s plan, eliminating traitors and their facilitators. Sometimes the agencies also adopt tit for tat against the aggressor intelligence agency. In this context many examples are available where CIA, KGB, MI-6, Mossad, RAW and ISI under took number of operations against their respective rival agencies.
In fact, in twentieth century , Mossad, RAW, CIA, KGB, MI-6 and NDS (the National Directorate for Security, Afghanistan’s spy agency) emerge as the top most intelligence agencies which are notorious for conducting militant operations in various targeted states of Middle Asia and South Asia. For instance, U.S. has launched her military offensives basing on wrong intelligence information in Iraq and Libya. In this connection, most of the European countries including UK were the major allies of USA. But now in 2016, after killing thousands of people, former UK premier Tony Blair and US President Barack Obama have openly sought apology while acknowledging that attacking Libya and Iraq was our mistakes. In an interview , “worst mistake” to Fox News US President Barack Obama admitted that the biggest mistake of his presidency was a lack of planning for the aftermath of the fall of late Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, with the country spiraling into chaos and grappling with violent extremists.
Similarly, from 1979 to 1989 U.S. and Pakistan have jointly carried out covert operations against Soviet Union’s invasion in Afghanistan. Here, Pakistan was forced to support U.S due to USSR’s potent threat of advancing towards warm water. Although, the said joint adventures remained successful in disintegration of Soviet Union but failed in its consolidation phase. Aftermath, Soviet Union disintegration, Pakistan has been left alone by U.S. Moreover, Pakistani authorities of that period did not make any plan to deal with vibrant armed groups of locals who participate in Afghan Jihad. Thus, RAW got a chance to invest against Pakistan which resulted into emergence of TTP. Indian notorious agency took number of subversive actions while funding TTP and separatists of Balochistan.
Nevertheless, in our region, China, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iranian Balochistan are main areas of interests of CIA, RAW, Mossad and Afghanistan. But India is the only country that openly and covertly has supported and fomented terrorism through Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Sri Lanka from 1983-2009. She is also directly carrying out subversive activities with help of local traitors of BLA and TTP in Pakistan. In short, we can say that main objectives of dirty game of stated intelligence agencies are to create political and economic instability, indirectly capturing of natural resources, safe guarding their respective countries’ disrupt strong Pak-China ties, interests locally and regionally, try to create the int0eroe hegemonic.
Recently arrested Indian agent, Commander Kul Bushan and apprehension of two sub agents in Sindh clearly reveal the naked examples of Indian state sponsored terrorism in Pakistan. The arrested agents have confessed that they were tasked to direct and control militant activities, support separatist elements Balochistan, foment sectarianism, carryout target killing, disrupt Sino-Pak agreement over CEPC and promote political instability in Pakistan. Out of them, Yadev – a Commander in the Indian Navy crossed the Pak-Afghan border 12 times but currently sneaked through Iranian border and arrested in Balochistan. During initial investigation, he confessed his links with separatist, sectarian and terrorist organizations in Karachi and Balochistan. He also disclosed that as per RAW requirements, separatists of BNA used to dispatch individuals to India for militant training in the camps established under arrangements of Border Security Force (BSF). It is the same model that RAW has adopted in seventies and established “Mukti Bani” (trained force of militants) against Pakistani security forces.
Yadev also disclosed that during his latest stay he contacted various Baloch nationalist leaders and insurgents, including Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch, Brhamdagh Bugiti and Harbyar Mari, to execute the tasks to sabotage CPEC project. In this regard this he distributed millions of rupees among the nationalists and insurgents in the troubled province. During investigations, the Pakistani investigating agencies also dig out that Indian Spy Yadave was directed to made fictitious calls to depict that so called terrorists of Pathan Kot air base attack were receiving instructions from Pakistani territory. Moreover on his directions, Karachi, a city of 20 million and economic hub, was frequently hit by religious, political and ethnic violence.
Yadvae is not the only agent who has been red handily arrested but there are two more very notorious RAW planted agents Ravinder Kaushik and Sarabjit Singh were apprehended in 1975 and 1990 respectively.
Karnal born Indian spy Ravinder Kaushik was recruited by RAW and given extensive training in Delhi for two years before his successful launching as civilian tailor in one of the unit of Pakistan Army. He underwent Circumcision so he could pass as a Muslim. He was well versed in Punjabi language but was taught Urdu too. He was given proper religious education and acquainted with the topography and other details about Pakistan. He, till his arrest in 1975, kept on passing valuable able information to RAW.
Spy Sarabjit Singh and Kirpal Singh were arrested for carrying out blasts in Pakistan. They killed more than 25 individuals in two different bomb blasts in Lahore and Faisalabad. Indian government has made unsuccessful efforts of their release. However, in a bloodstained conflict, spy Sarabjit Singh was murdered by the other prisoners of same jail in 2013 and due to heart failure in Kirpal Singh, 54 died in Kot Lakhpat Jail. Both were already sentenced to death for spying and terrorism in Pakistan. But as usually Indian media has started alleging Pakistan for their natural death of Kirpal. Thus, Indian allegations against Pakistani officials are not more than nonsense assumptions created by RAW to betray the international community with the purpose of covering RAW’s war crimes against its neghibours since spy Kirpal has already been convicted and waiting for implementation on sentences passed by the court.
On 7 May 2016 Karachi Police and law enforcement agencies during a search operation Indian Spy Arshad has been arrested. According to sources the suspect came to Pakistan in 2011. At the time of arrest, he was in possession of three mobile phones, 10 SIM , Lap Top and classified documents . He confessed that he is serving employee of the Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
Pakistani supreme intelligence agency ISI and locals law enforcement agencies have been continuously monitoring RAW’s activities and able to collect ample evidence like: telephone conversations, documents of secret nature, maps of important locations, Afghan and Pakistani SIMs those were in the possession of militants ,moles and their facilitators. In this regard, at various occasions the folders containing secret proofs of RAW involvement in ongoing militancy in Balochistan were handed to Indian counterparts by both present and former Premiers of Pakistan. For this purpose India has established more than 15 Indian consulates in Afghanistan, the majorities are located near the Pakistan border and Yadev was stationed at Kandahar. Anyhow, he was part of a special desk set up by RAW to sabotage the CPEC and Sino-Pak relationship. However, Pakistan has taken very positive steps while assuring national community and friendly countries that her territory will not be allowed to hide out of terrorists. In this connection security forces successfully hit TTP. Pakistan has assured China that she will go for all out cooperation against ETIM. Similarly, China has always extended cooperation and supported Pakistan on international forums since Beijing is aware of the facts that CIA, NDS, RAW, Mossad and MI-6 are operating against the common interests of both the countries.
In fact, there is a need to make some concrete efforts and cohesive actions for the protection of common interests of China, Central Asian states, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Russia and others underdeveloped countries of South Asia. In this context some joint operational level forum can be established to defeat the ongoing dirtiest intelligence game. China, Pakistan and Russia can be given leading role in the proposed united front. Moreover, requisite mobilization be done aggressively at diplomatic front. Islamabad should ask India, Washington and UK to stop interfering in our internal affairs. Simultaneously, the government should take all patriotic lords on board and rush down for the speedy development of the largest province of Pakistan. Pakistan army has already launched Operation Zarb-e-Azab under the leaderships of General Raheel Sharif to eradicate the evils of terrorism and corruption. On 4 May 2016, while addressing retired and serving officers and troops at PIFFERS’ Home in Abbottabad he very rightly diagnosed that syndicate of terrorism, corruption and nepotism is the dangerous one for the progress of the nation. He assured the troops that security agencies, Pakistan Army and intelligence agencies are adamant to eliminate this dangerous syndicate and project of CPEC will be secured and completed in the best interest of the country.
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