Tuesday, April 07, 2020
A prominent human rights activist has claimed that the Pakistan Army is contemplating a massive deployment of soldiers in Gilgit Baltistan (GB). The deployment of the Pakistan Army would be labelled as a fight against Covid-19 but the real motive is something different, reports ANI.
Amjad Ayub Mirza said “Pakistan is planning a massive army deployment in Gilgit Baltistan. All this is being done in the guise of precautionary measures against Coronavirus. They say this is being done to enhance the arrangements at the community level.
We are also learning from different sources that Pakistan is conspiring to force Governor Raj (Rule) in the region. And the reason they are giving for the move is that all ministers of Gilgit Baltistan have run away and they are not present in relief work being done for the people”, said Mirza.
At the same, the ties between India and Pakistan, despite the coronavirus pandemic is alarming. Earlier as the EurAsian Times reported, a total of five Indian soldiers from the elite Para-SF have been killed when foiling infiltration attempt into Jammu and Kashmir. Equal number of militants were also killed.
Five Para-SF commandos were killed over the weekend along the Line of Control in Kashmir after an extraordinary fight with the terrorists who had infiltrated into India, the Indian Army said on Monday.
The encounter took place in the Keran sector on Sunday with all five terrorists killed. The bodies of the Para-SF commandos and the terrorists were found barely two to three metres from each other, an Indian Army officer said.
Last month, 28 people, mostly Sikh worshippers were were killed in Kabul gurdwara attacks. The ISIS claimed responsibility for attacks, but Indian media reports citing intelligence agencies blamed the Pakistani ISI for the attacks.
The Afghan security forces later carried out a massive security operation and announced that they have captured the leader of Islamic State of the Khorasan Province (ISKP) along with 19 other fighters.
Two high-ranking commanders were among those apprehended by the security forces besides to the leader of the Islamic State of the Khorasan Province (ISKP), Abdullah Orokzai, also known as Aslam Farooqi, a statement by the Afghan intelligence agency National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Saturday.
According to reports in HindustanTimes, the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) uncovered Farooqui’s direct links of Islamic State of the Khorasan Province with Pakistan’s notorious spy agency – ISI.
“The ISKP is just a brainchild of Pakistan’s ISI, which is developed to hit at targets for larger tactical purposes of Pakistan and the arrest of terrorists is the most important feat of Afghan security forces till date,” HT quoted a senior counter-terror official.
The killing of elite Indian commands near the Line of control is bound to dramatically raise tensions between India and Pakistan, according to defence experts talking to the EurAsian Times. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, expect the unexpected in the coming weeks – the expert warned.