Category Archives: Pathankot terror attack

Upping the Ante against China and India’s Volta-face; By Prof. B. R. Deepak

CAS article no. 0070/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group  Following the 2nd January 2016 attack on the Pathankot air force base in Punjab by the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists from Pakistan, India requested the 1267 sanctions committee of the UN in February to include in the list Masood Azhar, the leader of the JeM created by Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) in the wake of 1999 hijack of AI flight 814 to… Read Article →

ISI-sponsored Drug Menace in Punjab a Security Nightmare for India; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0025/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor The Pakistani military-controlled Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) is pumping illegal drugs of more than Rs.7500 crores (USD1100 million) every year into the state of Punjab in India. In doing so, the nefarious ISI is killing many birds with a single stone. Firstly, the illegal money generated through drug trafficking is utilized in funding numerous terrorist outfits which carry out terrorist activities in… Read Article →

New Law Signals China’s Intentions to Accelerate its International Counter-Terrorism Cooperation; By D. S. Rajan

CAS article no. 0024/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Abstract To deal with the increasing challenges from terrorism to its interests both at home and abroad, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has enacted a new counter-terrorism law, stipulating inter alia formation of national and regional counter-terrorism agencies. The law contains a firm indication that the country is poised to give a big push to its international counter-terrorism cooperation;… Read Article →

Indo-Pak ties: Talks must go on; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0021/2016 Courtesy: “Bureaucracy Today” January 16-31, 2016 In both Pathankot Airbase terror attack and the strike on the Indian Consulate at Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan in the first week of January 2016, the terrorists mentioned that they were avenging the hanging of Afzal Guru in India. The responsibility for the Pathankot attack was taken by the United Jihad Council (UJC) which is an umbrella organisation of about 13 terrorist outfits operating in Kashmir. But no terrorist organisation had taken… Read Article →

Pathankot Fallout for Peace Talks; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0020/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor It is time to pay back Pakistan in the same coin.  United Jihad Council (UJC) took the responsibility of January 2 attack on Pathankot Airbase, however it was the handiwork of Jaish-e-Mohammed (J-e-M) and UJC owned it on behest of the sinister Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). UJC was constituted in 1994 on the initiative of ISI to unite the diverse terrorist groups… Read Article →