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Pakistan-Linked ISI Suspect Arrested in UP by ATS Officials

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The Anti-Terrorism Squad made a breakthrough on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh by arresting a suspected ISI agent with links to Pakistan for anti-national activities. The accused Raes was leaking vital defense information to his Pakistani handlers. Raes was instigated to leak information in military establishments by a Mumbai-based man named Armaan. A promise of monetary riches and a Dubai-based job by a Pakistani citizen was enough to sway his loyalties against India.

Anti-National Activities by a Misled Indian Muslim 

Uttar Pradesh man working for Pakistan's spy agency ISI arrested - India Today
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The accused confessed his act of spying at the ATS headquarters. He accepted that his greed spurred him into anti-national activities. Armaan stirred his religious sentiments and sense of belonging. Additionally, the man raised concerns about the welfare of all Muslims in India to exploit Raes’ sentiments to further his own agenda.

Raes received a WhatsApp call from a foreign number in 2022. The call asked him to contact Hussain. He was instructed to send pictures of key military set-ups in India. Raes’ confession implicated his two helpers; Salman and another unidentified individual. They set the required information related to Indian military activities and installations to Pakistani handlers using a Bangladesh-registered phone number.¬†

A tip-off on the suspicious behavior of Raes led the TS squad to the discovery of the building terror network in UP. The ATS officials state that Raes received Rs. 15,000 to start his anti-India activities. The recent arrests of several anti-India elements in the state displays the efficiency of the CM Yogi Adityanath model. Moreover, the support of the locals as well as the swift action taken by the ATS has proven to be instrumental in curbing such anti-national activities.

Effect of Pakistan-Bangladesh Terror Network

Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka planning terror attacks in West Bengal, Bangladesh: Report
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The complicated terror network between Pakistan and Bangladesh affects India’s national security. The collaboration and coordination between extremist groups and individuals in India with Pakistani and Bangladeshi terror organizations is a major concern for the Indian government.

The roots of this terror network lie in the geopolitical dynamics and history of the region. Pakistan and Bangladesh share borders with India.

These Muslim-majority nations are known for their anti-Hindu stance and Hindu-suppression activities. Historically, there is a presence of significant cross-border movement of individuals involved in terrorist activities. Pakistani terror groups provide training, funding, and logistical support to radical elements in Bangladesh and India. This terror network is designed to disrupt India’s security and progress. Moreover, they aim to destabilize the country and create a sense of fear and insecurity among Indians.

Several terrorist attacks orchestrated by this network have targeted prominent locations in India. The repercussions of these attacks are far-reaching. Primarily they result in the loss of innocent lives. Secondly, they cause economic disruptions and social unrest. And finally, the attacks create a sense of fear and mistrust among the population, affecting communal harmony and interfaith relations. Moreover, the constant threat of terrorism forces India to allocate significant resources toward counter-terrorism efforts. Therefore, funds that should be allocated to developmental projects are pushed into countering terrorism.

Conclusion

The collaboration between extremist elements in Pakistan and Bangladesh has necessitated increased vigilance and cooperation among Indian intelligence agencies and security forces. India has been actively engaging with its neighboring countries and the international community to address the challenges posed by this terror network. Efforts to enhance intelligence sharing, strengthen border security, and dismantle the infrastructure of these extremist groups top the list of priorities of the BJP government.

However, India must remain vigilant and proactive in countering the threat posed by the terror network between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Moreover, enhanced cooperation with international partners and effective law enforcement measures are vital in disrupting the activities of these extremist groups and ensuring the safety and security of the country. India must make efforts to address the root causes of extremism and terrorism in the nation. It must take all required steps to build a more stable and peaceful region under a strong leadership.

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