External support to both insurgent and terrorist organisations has remained a prime factor since 9/11, distressing Pakistan’s security and economic landscapes. Recently, in a joint press conference with the Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi presented a dossier having “irrefutable evidence” of Indian sponsorship of terrorism to destabilise Pakistan and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Such terror threats pose a massive challenge to state security and the economy as India is trying to dent CPEC to affect China and Pakistan’s economic uplift.
For decades, Pakistan has been a primary target of Indian-sponsored terrorism. Still, after the launch of the CPEC in 2015, the Indian backing became more dynamic in supporting terror outfits like the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) in Balochistan. Along with its intelligence agencies, the Indian government added fuel to the fire to sabotage the CPEC. Kulbhushan Jadhav, a retired Indian Naval officer and a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent, is apprehended in a counter-intelligence operation in 2016 in the Mashkel area, Balochistan. His arrest is concrete proof of New Delhi’s mala fide intentions against Pakistan. Such high-profile detention of an Indian spy explicitly unearthed the Indian patronage of the insurgent networks in Pakistan’s largest province, Balochistan. The BLA commanders in the past had sought medical treatment in Indian hospitals with fake identities and camouflages. Likewise, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan told the parliament that it is an undeniable fact that India was involved in an attack at the stock exchange building in Karachi.
Besides, several incontrovertible pieces of evidence against the Indian patronage and assistance to terrorist and insurgent organisations, present in the stated dossier, are as follows:
Graduate in the field of Defense and Strategic Studies, Quaid-I- Azam University, Islamabad. He is also working as a Communications Assistant and researcher at the Centre for Strategic and Contemporary Research (CSCR).