Isis trying to gain foothold in PoK: Army

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  1. Rashna

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    Islamic State trying to gain foothold in PoK: Army

    SRINAGAR: In ominous signs for Pakistan and India, terror outfit Islamic State (IS) is trying to gain a foothold in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, a senior India Army official said on Friday.

    "Whatever inputs we have, the IS has not taken in a major way, but they are definitely trying to gain foothold in the area (PoK)", general officer commanding (GoC), 16 Corps, Lt Gen K H Singh told reporters on sidelines of an Army function in Jhangar, Rajauri district, on Friday.


    He was replying to a question on the threat perception of IS in PoK amid media reports about the terror outfit's presence in the valley.

    Lt Gen Singh said that there were around 200 to 225 militants in 36 launch pads across the Pir Panchal range waiting to infiltrate into the Indian side.

    The terror infrastructure across the border was intact and training camps were still active, he added.

    Army today celebrated "Jhangar Day" to commemorate the sacrifice made by Brigadier Mohd Usman, who was martyred during the 1947-48 operation in Noushera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir.

    Brigadier Mohd Usman had played a pivotal role as commander of 50 Parachute Brigade during the recapture of Jhangar and the battle of Noushera, which earned him the title of 'Noushera Ka Sher'. He was posthumously awarded the "Maha Vir Chakra".

    The officer also laid wreath on the War Memorial and felicitated family members of martyred soldiers and interacted with the locals of Noushera tehsil who were recently treated in medical and artificial limb camp.

    According to a Reuters report, fighters loyal to Islamic State have seized substantial territory in Afghanistan for the first time, wresting areas in the east from rival Taliban insurgents in a new threat to stability.

    Witnesses who fled fighting in Nangarhar province said that hundreds of insurgents pledging allegiance to Islamic State pushed out the Taliban, scorching opium poppy fields that help to fund the Taliban's campaign to overthrow the Afghan government.

    They also distributed directives purportedly from Islamic State's Middle East-based chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, although it was not clear whether he issued them for the Afghan theatre or if previous edicts may have been translated.
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...foothold-in-PoK-Army/articleshow/47924299.cms
     
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    If this is true it does not portend well for Kashmir and India... This menace must be nipped in the bud.
     
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    Ahh more TOI-let news.:bs:

    Last time I checked, It were the Indians fighting for ISIS.
     
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    This photograph taken on Sept 3, 2014, shows a Pakistani man holding a pamphlet, allegedly distributed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar. Afghan and Pakistani nationals who were planning to join the ranks of ISIS jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq have been arrested in Iran, a government minister announced on Monday, Sept 8. "

    http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/so...stan-pakistan-nationals-planning-to-join-isis
     
  6. OneGrimPilgrim

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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    apparently, the bud may be already growing into a pod, producing new recruits in the country. check the 'wahaabi influence' thread.
     
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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    also, just a few days back there was an alert which stated that separatist-leaders may be on the target-list of IS in Kashmir.
     

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