Indian secualrists helped ISI

via Mahadev published on January 28, 2006

A former senior official of the IB has unfurled a series of information as to how the pseudo secular political parties and the politicians, including MPs, a Chief Minister, newspapers, dozens of MLAs across the country and several Muslim organisations were sources of information for the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), which has been spearheading a “Jehadist thrust” into “Hindu” India.


According to a report by the Indian News Agency, UNI, The former IB Joint Director, Mr Maloy Krishna Dhar, who admits ideological affinity with the BJP, builds on his “Open Secrets:India’s Intelligence Unveiled” (2005) with his latest offering: “Fulcrum of Evil–ISI-CIA-Al Qaeda Nexus” (Manas publications) by linking the ISI to a global axis of jehadist organizations. 



Just as the KGB under the erstwhile Soviet Union and the CIA of the United States did in the past, the ISI has been remarkably successful in penetrating the highest rungs of “Indian political 
spectrum” and other vital sectors of national activities, he says. Indian intelligence agencies fail not because of incompetence, but because the “political masters had not armed these sensitive organs of governance with adequate sinews of war”, he writes. 



Pakistan achieved “spectacular success” in “penetrating the security diaphragm of certain areas of the political spectrum” through embassy-based officials in Delhi, central Indian states, east 
and north east India, Maharashtra and Gujarat; through political and religious leaders in southern Indian states; and through political, media and religious intermediaries in three major eastern states, he says.


 
“A major target area was the Parliament secretariat office, from which sensitive documents related to questions and answers and meetings of Estimate Committee, Standing Committee and Public Accounts Committee on defense and other sensitive areas were smuggled out. Such papers are also gathered through certain Members of Parliament. Members of Parliament frequenting the intellectuals’ hubs in Delhi and prestigious hotels were tapped directly and 
indirectly through common media friends”.


 
“This process continues unabated as Indian intelligence fraternity fights shy of political top guns, as they are not sure who will be the next boss in Delhi”.Dhar writes that the ISI had been greatly successful in “penetrating over a dozen legislators and a provincial chief minister” in “central-northern India”. The CM had been brought “under the scanner” for maintaining questionable clandestine links”, he says. 



“These were not routine national day and roja Iftar contacts. Reasonable suspicion had arisen about funnelling of funds by Kuwait, Iran and Pakistan embassies to such politicians from this region”. He says national sensitivity about “secularism” prevented deeper probe into clandestine contacts between Pakistan chancery-based intelligence operatives and certain legislators of 
northern, eastern and southern states. 



A counter-intelligence agency had noticed the ISI’s penetration in half a dozen legislators, prominent labour leaders and frontal student’s unions in West Bengal, ten legislators and two ministers in Assam, four MLAs and a minister in Bihar, he says. The ISI had also achieved “moderate to average success” in penetrating “segments of the political spectrum” in Kerala, 
Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat, he adds. 



To the question whether the ISI funded Indian newspapers and elections, he says the answer was “a straight yes”. ISI funding of newspapers in Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh had come to light, 
he reveals.


The sister of a journalist having access to the Prime Minister in 1987-88 was being cultivated by a Pakistani diplomat and the PM was tipped off in time about this, he says. The depth of the ISI’s Indian coverage was “comparable to the success earlier achieved by the KGB and the CIA”, he claims while detailing how Pakistan was continuously seeking to deepen strife and intensify its agenda in India. Interestingly, he admits that India had been retaliating by giving covert support to Baloch, Pashtun and Sindhi separatists in Pakistan. 



Pakistan was seeking to spread Jihad among Indian Muslims as part of its long-term strategy to re-establish Islamic hegemony in the subcontinent by defeating the ‘Jahilya’ Hindu society, he says. “The ISI is required to be studied in the context of global jihad concept enunciated by Osama bin Laden and Al Jawahiri of the Al Qaeda al Sulbah”.

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