Detailed investigation into the November 19 Nagrota encounter, in which 4 terrorists were gunned down, have revealed the involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operational commander Kasim Jan, the principal accused in the 2016 Pathankot air base assault. Jan is among the primary launch commanders of Jaish terrorists into India and has hyperlinks with underground staff throughout South Kashmir. He reports directly to Mufti Rauf Asghar, the de-facto chief of the UN designated international terrorist group.
According to Indian counter-terrorism officers, with the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan and resurgence of the Taliban, its Deobandi ideological brother Jaish has bought hyperactive throughout the Jammu and Kashmir border with a minimum of 14 specifically trained terrorists ready at Gujaranwala to infiltrate into India.
“Nearly 200 terrorists of mixed tanzeems are waiting at launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) to infiltrate into India. We are picking up revival of Al-Badr group as well as creation of another terror front Lashkar-e-Mustafa, headed by one Hidyatullah Malik, and other Pakistani based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group training another 23 terrorists at Jangal-Mangal camp in Khyber-Paktunkhwa,” stated one other safety official.
Data extracted out of worldwide positioning units, wi-fi handheld units and receivers from the our bodies reveals that the 4 Jaish attackers were trained in commando warfare as they walked almost 30 km from the JeM camp at Shakargah to the Samba border after which to the pick-up level at Jatwal, which is six kilometres from Samba to Kathua. This means the attackers walked by the moonless mild to the pick-up level after which moved in the direction of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The approximate pick-up point is 8.7 km aerial distance from the international border and the JeM Shakargarh camp is 30 km from Jatwal. The probable infiltration route was through Mawa village in Samba sector, which is between Ramgarh and Hiranagar sector. There are various kaccha tracks near Nonath nalla, which reaches upto international border from the pick-up point. The nala merges into Bein nala near Pakistani village of Chak Jaimal. It is estimated that the terrorists walked the total distance between 2.5 to 3 hours depending on the various routes,” stated a senior official.
There is proof to point that they boarded a truck (JK01AL 1055) between 2.30 and three am in the night and were seen crossing Sarore toll plaza in the direction of Jammu at 3.44 am. The truck then moved in the direction of Kashmir utilizing the Narwal bypass route with the safety forces intercepting it round 4.45 am at Ban toll plaza.
According to senior safety officers, the slain terrorists were suicide attackers as their groin space was shaved as has been witnessed in case of jihadists in the previous incidents. Besides assault rifles, underneath barrel rocket launchers and pistols, the 4 were additionally carrying 6.5 kilograms of nitrocellulose combined with gasoline oil, an explosive used in formed costs.
While JeM commander Rauf Asghar monitored the assault from Bhawalpur with Qari Zarar, the launcher was Kasim Jan, who handles all of the Jaish infiltration into South Kashmir. The LeT used the north Kashmir route between Uri and Kupwara sector.
“With Rauf Asghar reported to be recruiting terrorists in Peshawar, the Pakistani deep state has decided to raise the violence levels after the deep freeze in the Valley gets over by January-end 2021,” stated a Kashmir watcher.