Pathankot terror attack: Jihadis made dry runs at Pakistani air base, intelligence sources say:
Highly-placed intelligence sources said they’ve reached the cooling conclusion on the grounds of intelligence intercepts and from contacts in jehadi groups. They said the wide-ranging training session at one of many Pakistani airbases contained several dry runs of breaking the security margin: a lesson when they were able to enter the Pathankot base, the terrorists get to deadly use.
Using weapons, including UBLs, or under barrel firearms- improvised variations of AK -47 assault rifles which is often properly used as mortar launchers- point to the extensive preparation which went into the strike that’s set back the prospect of a new attempt at normalization of ties.
The exact advice gleaned from intercepts and contacts within the local collaborators of Jaish, according to sources, establish the tone for Narendra Modi’s dialogue with Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday afternoon, with the PM mentioning the evidence that links Pakistan and the terrorist attack.
Sources said when Modi requested his Pakistani counterpart to quickly deliver on his promise of cooperation, he meant prompt actions against the seven jehadi terrorists belonging to Jaish e Mohammad.
Doval’s list also contains Maulana Ashfaq and Haji Shakqur (some stations have introduced him as Hafiz Ahmad Shaqur), heading Jaish operatives from Bahawalpur who played a crucial role in engineering the assault on the IAF station.
When contacted, Doval declined to affirm that he’d passed on to Janjua the names of Pathankot plotters along with exact details like phone numbers, passport numbers and residential addresses.
Others on his list are Jaan Ali Kasif of hamlet Dosirah from Shakargarh, both in Charsada district and Saifullah and Iftikhar.
The particular details arrived amid speculation that Indian security forces came home to local collaborators of Jaish or might have caught living one of the fidayeen raider.
Nevertheless, there clearly was no official confirmation.
Among the Pak- Jaish has ever been considered to be exposed to Indian intelligence agencies.
Saifullah and Iftikhar, who now run an organization ShobaeDawat in Sialkot, helped found the jehadi group into India from their home town Shakargarh.
Masood Azhar and his brother Abdur Rauf Asgar have been running a spiritual seminary MarkazeUsmanOAli on Bahwalpur’s Railroad Track Link Road and make use of the front of Al Rahman Trust to raise capital for their jehadi game-plan against India.