Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists attacked Air Force station at Pathankot on Saturday and a fierce gunbattle is underway between the security forces that started from 3:00 am.
Maulana Masood Azhar, the head of the Jaish-e-Muhammad has orchestrated the terror attack on the very strategic and largest Air force base at Pathankot in Punjab.
Dressed in army fatigues Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists entered India from Pakistan through the porous riverine belt in Pathankot district and were carrying large quantity of arms and ammunition with them.Terrorist are armed with assults rifles and under barrel grenades that shows how they are well equipped and well trained to commit massive damage to the air base.
The terrorists were from Bahawalpur area of Pakistan’s Punjab province.They hijacked vehicles to make it to the Pathankot IAF base. Their target was a defence installation.
Since morning the opreration is going on and the operation is on the crucial stage.
Fresh firing is going on in Pathankot during combing operation, more terrorists suspected to be hiding, uptill now four terrorists have been gunned down.
Azhar heads the Pakistan based terrorist group Jaishe-Mohammad and has been active since he was freed by India in 1999 after the hijack of IC-814 flight.
Pakistan terrorists and army using old theories to grab Kashmir
To understand Pakistan’s plans and conspiracies minutely ,Pakistan is pursuing the plan of 1960s of “Operatian Gibralter” to seize Kashmir that invloves Pakistan allowing thousands of infiltrators to infiltrate from the so called Azad Kashmir routes into the Indian border villages.
Then former military dictator of Pakistan, Gen. Zia-ul-Haq launched the proxy war in the name of “Operation Topac”. As per Operation Topac,
a)Pakistan will give training to Kashmiri to create violence in India
b)Kashmiri youths born in India are being indoctrinated by Mullahs and Molvis to fulfil the dream of independent
c) To destabilize and discourage the state administration
d)To make the Kashmir valley a Hinduless Muslim area.
e)To prepare Kashmiri Muslims for “Jehad”
Gurdaspur attack was a signal for Pathankot terror attack
Why did the intelligence agencies failed to read the mindset of the Pakistani terrorists when they attacked Gurdaspur in July.
The Pathankot air force base terror attack comes six months after another terror strike where Pakistani terrorists had sprayed bullets on a moving bus and stormed Dinanagar police station in Gurdaspur district bordering Pakistan, killing six people and injuring eight. The terrorists were shot dead after a 12-hour long gun battle.
India’s link with Jammu and Kashmir mainly starts from Gurdaspur .After reaching Pathankot,it bifurcates into two pronged link
1) From Pathnkot, a strategic point to Dalhousi: Immediatley after reaching Dhar kalan,a road from this place branches out to Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir. After Dalhousie,the road leads to chamba contagious to J&K. The second road aftersame portion along International border merges with LoC.
Terrorists attacks in Gurdaspur adopting the route of Udhampur and LoC are indication of Pakistan army designs to grab the J&K even by involving Hurriyat separatists to complicate the situiatiion to the disadvantage of Indian position.
Pakistani terrorist Naved Usman alias Qasim Khan of Faisalabad was arrested on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Udhampur district on August 5
Modi’s Pakistan policy
A week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to Pakistan on Christmas day, JeM terrorists attacked Pathankot air base, raises questions on India’s policy on Pakistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tough stand by not allowing Pakistan to talk with Kashmiri separatists for the NSA level talks was commendable as there is no third party involvement even according to Simla agreement signed by India and Pakistan.
But Prime Minister Narendra Modi changed India’s foreign policy towards Pakistan by announcing that foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet in Islamabad on January 14-15 to prepare a schedule of meeting for the comprehensive dialogue.
Indian government should aggressively enhance intelligence sharing with other nations in view of deteriorating global environment created b by jihadist trying to create a caliphate.
The Pathankot IAF facility, located near the border with Pakistan, is the base of MiG-21 fighter planes and MI-25 attack helicopters of Air Force.
India recently gifted four such choppers to Afghanistan last month.