– Border hostilities with Pakistan, LoC aggressions, threats to China main policy of nexus
– Army-Extremists nexus very effectively exposed by Mumbai’s ATS probe
– ATS chief got assassinated under the garb of 26/11 for exposing nexus of evils
– Indian army officers arrested in November 2002 for running suicide training camp on the outskirts of Mumbai
– General Premnath Hoon former Chief of Western Command and Colonel Jayant Jayant Chitale, imparted training on Sri Lankan Tamil militants of LTTE
– Extremist Hindu officers like Col Chitale served at Army Selection centers to inducted like-minded youngsters as commissioned officers in Indian army
– Col Jayant Chitale also headed the Army Services Selection Board Centre in Pune for several years
– Unholy nexus carried out a number of unauthorized and unsanctioned operations in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan and China’s Tibet and Xinjiang areas
– Former Indian PM V.P. Singh disclosed before the Jain Commission that first batch of training of LTTE militants was done by Indian Army and RAW in 1983 and later by IB
– Former Advisor (to Mrs. Gandhi) K. Mohandas in his affidavit number 64/92-JCI disclosed to the Jain Commission that LTTE and other militant groups were also provided training in Indian Military Academy Dehra Dun
– N.K. Narayanan deliberately overlooked known involvement of Indian Military Intelligence (MI) and ultra-right wing Hindu terrorist outfit ‘Abhinav Bharat’ in a string of terrorist acts, including Samjhota Express train blast
– RDX used in Samjhota blasts was supplied by serving MI officer, Lt. Col Purohit who procured it from the Army Ordinance Depot in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK)
– Hindutva terror operatives were trained in making sophisticated Low Intensity Explosive Devices by serving Indian Army experts that were used to trigger inferno in Samjhota Express
– Batch of SIM cards used in numerous blasts by Abhinav Bharat, clearly pointed to link up of India’s MI and Hindutva terrorists
– Lt. Col Purohit, Maj Upadhyay, General JJ Singh, Brig Mathur , Col Hasmukh Patel, Col Shailesh Raikar, Maj. Nitin Joshi, Maj. Prayag Modak, Brig. Lajpat Prajwal, Col Dhar were named by ATS investigators as main players of Hindutva-Army nexus
– Audio tapes recovered by Mumbai ATS during investigations make spine chilling revelations about nexus of evils
– Tapes also reveal future threats to regional countries we well so India itself by this nexus including taking over India with force of 300,000 soldiers of Indian army
– Aseemanand confessed that Indian Military Intelligence and RSS were fully involved in planning, financing and execution of many terrorist attacks
– Radicals’ dominance discouraging youth to join Indian army, Forces suffer acute shortage of officers
By Makhdoom Babar (Editor-in-Chief)
With inputs from Anjali Sharma and Bhopinder Singh Dhillon in New Delhi
(Additional reporting by John Nelson, Kapil Verma, Guru Mahadev, Pryanika Joshi, Asotosh Cheterji and Zara Khan
The recent state of affairs in Indian army, especially with regard to its hostilities towards Pakistan on the LoC in Kashmir sector and also along the working boundary between the two countries emerges as a result of deep routed nexus between the extremist Hindu militant outfits of Hindutva ideology that are now united under the umbrella of ruling BJP government and the Indian army and this nexus of evils is not only threatening Pakistan but is surfacing as a major threat to regional peace, reveal the investigations of The Daily Mail.
The Daily Mail’s investigations indicate that the Army-Hindutva nexus was first and very clearly exposed by India’s own investigating agencies as the Joint Commissioner of Mumbai’s Anti Terrorism squad (ATS, Hemant Karkare, during ATS’s investigations under his command, into high profile terror incidents, including the Samjhota Express attack, Malegaon attack and Mecca Masjid attack, crystal clearly led the investigators to undeniable nexus of Hindutva extremists and Indian army.
These investigations, carried out by Hemant Karkare and his associates at Mumbai ATS, though eventually caused Karkare his life and he mentioned threats to his life to the then officials of the Indian government, yet the findings of these concrete investigations came as an eye opener for the global community and specially for the countries in the region. Karkare investigation not only exposed the deep Hindutva-army links but also brought to light the spine chilling and highly lethal future plans of the nexus of evil that clearly threatens the regional security and the security and solidarity of India itself via Saffron terrorism.
The Daily Mail’s investigations indicate that there had been a comprehensively organized and managed conspiracy to transform the Indian army into an army of extremist Hindus and the things were going on very smoothly in this direction right from the grassroots level to the top leadership levels. While the formation of Abhinav Baharat like organization that was formed as the most effective tool to promote Hindutva –military nexus.
The Daily Mail’s investigations reveal that Saffron terrorist groups belonging to Sangh Parivar were behind the 26/11 Mumbai Carnage as well as behind several suicidal attacks and assassinations in Pakistan and India. According to these findings Indian terrorists setup Atma Ghataki Pathak (Hindu Suicide Squad), established by General (retd.) Premnath Hoon founder of Shiv Sena’s Military Wing and his disciple Colonel (retd.) Jayant Chitale, was responsible for planning and execution of this operation.
AGP, because of its close linkages with the Indian military, succeeded in forming an unholy nexus between the serving Indian military personnel and the Hindu extremist-terrorist groups. Lt Col Shrikant Purohit, alias ‘Mithun Chakraborty’ who was arrested in connection with the Malegaon blast and 2007 Samjhota Express blaze (killing 69 Pakistani passengers returning from India) was also working for General (retd.) Hoon and Colonel (retd.) Chitale’s Atma Ghataki Pathak (AGP). AGP was also responsible for Godhra train fire leading to Gujarat carnage against Muslims in 2002 and attack on Akshardham temple in Gujarat also in 2002. Colonel (retd.) Jayant Chitale and his associate Sanjeev Atre, were arrested in November 2002 for running a suicide training camp on the outskirts of Mumbai but were later released at the intervention of RAW. It is no coincidence that Col (retd.) Chitale was actually the next door neighbour of Col Purohit, the main accused in Samjhota Express blaze and Malegaon blasts.
The Daily Mail’s investigations indicate that there has been a long-standing internal feud amongst Hindutva groups vying for ascendancy with each other. Although late Bal Thackeray was probably the most popular icon with cultist following amongst the Hindu fanatics yet at times he was shown signs of frustration that the popularity had not translated in electoral successes outside his home state of Maharashtra. Much to Thackeray’s annoyance whenever it come to votes, BJP through a broader and more organized supporting network of RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal managed to steel electoral success at the cost of Sena.
The Daily Mail’s findings further reveal that concept of suicide squads was introduced in South Asia for the first time by the Indian intelligence agency RAW when it trained the Tamil separatists groups of Sri Lanka such as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) to start militant secessionist movement based on terrorism in the Sri Lanka’s Jaffna peninsula. Daily Mail has learned that two names that surfaced in press in November 2002, in connection with Hindu Atma Ghataki Pathak (Hindu Suicide Squad), General (retd.) Premnath Hoon former Chief of Western Command and who after retirement became Chief of Shiv Sena’s Military Wing and Colonel (retd.) Jayant Chitale, had served on deputation with RAW imparting training on the Sri Lankan Tamil militants. Col (retd.) Jayant Chitale also headed the Army Services Selection Board Centre in Pune for several years, where he was able to select Hindutva militant sympathizers for regular commission in the army. Col (retd.) Chitale kept a contact with these selected officers while officers like Col. Purohit and top level Command like that of General Deepak Kapoor and General VK Singh managed the careers of these officers who through normal and sponsored progression in their careers went on to assume many responsible and important posts in the Indian army with many of whom now posted in Indian army formation that are deployed along LoC, Pakistan border and China border.
The Daily Mail’s investigations indicate that the extremist Hindu group formed an unholy nexus between Hindutva militants, Indian army officers, RAW officers and officials from Intelligence Bureau and carried out a number of unauthorized and unsanctioned operations in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan and China’s Tibet and Xinjiang areas. These operations included formation, funding and training of LTTE in Sri Lanka, organizing variety of killings and political assassinations and promoting anti-Pakistan sentiments in Bangladesh with latest being deployment of Indian army troops from Satkhira sector into Bangladesh to organize Hasina Wajid’s political success in 2014 General Election, assassination of Nepal’s MP Mirza Dilshad Beg in 1998 by Chhota Rajan gang, assassination of Nepal’s Royal family in June 2001at Narayanhity Royal Palace when the then King refused to allow RAW and Indian MI operations against certain regional countries from Nepal’s soil, continuous terror operations in Pakistan including funding, arming and training of TTP militants and militants of BLA and BRA like militant organization in Balochistan, organizing of Operation Ashes on Snow in China’s Tibet in 2008, occasional violence and terror incidents in China’s Xinxiang province through ETIM activists and forming military training and terror organizing headquarters across Afghanistan for operations inside China and Pakistan.
Daily Mail finding further disclose that top Indian jurist, Justice (Retd.) Jain headed a Commission to investigate and report on the murder of late Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination by an LTTE suicide killer. This Commission documented the existence of ‘militant’ training camps for LTTE and other Sri Lankan Tamil secessionist groups throughout India, under the aegis of RAW and other Indian intelligence and security agencies. Former Indian Prime Minister V.P. Singh disclosed during his in camera hearing before the Jain Commission on 5th November 1996 that the first batch of training of Sri Lankan Tamil militants was done by India in 1983 under the orders of then Prime Minister (Late) Mrs. Indira Gandhi. The camp was located at Chakrata, Tamil Nadu. Singh, however, declined to disclose exact location citing national security reasons. According to him all militants were also provided with weapons and monetary backup to carryout activities inside of Sri Lanka. He further disclosed that ironically late Rajiv Gandhi also encouraged and supported training of LTTE and other Tamil militant groups.
Former Indian Foreign Secretary Salman Haider also provided a very incisive insight to the Commission in his affidavit number 343/96-JCI. Haider who was liaising between the LTTE terrorist maestro leader Prabharkaran and Indian intelligence agencies at one time disclosed that “in the beginning Mrs. Indira Gandhi entrusted full responsibility of providing military training to Sri Lankan Tamil militants to RAW”. Prabharkaran was however, not pleased with the share of spoils that local RAW operatives were giving to LTTE in comparison with its rival militant terrorist groups TELO, EROS, EPRLF, and TEA. He thus asked for Haider’s intervention, upon which the former arranged a meeting of Prabharkran with the officials of Indian Intelligence Bureau (IIB). Thus training of LTTE was shifted to IIB from RAW. This created an inter intelligence agency rivalry and according to Haider, RAW was behind attacks by Tamil Elam Liberation Organization (TELO) and Elam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) on LTTE.
Former Advisor (to Mrs. Gandhi) K. Mohandas in his affidavit number 64/92-JCI disclosed to the Jain Commission that Military training to LTTE was provided by central agencies in Union government controlled camps in the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnatka, Uttar Pardesh, Kerala, New Delhi and elsewhere. According to Mohandas militants were trained, armed and launched into Sri Lanka to carry out subversion and attacks. Perhaps his most shocking revelation was that the LTTE and other militant groups were also provided training in the Indian Military Academy Dehra Dun, which incidentally is the basic military training institution for officers of Indian army. This all was happening due to the then emerging nexus of Hindutva and the Indian army and country’s secret agencies while the things have taken high dimensions in today’s era.
According to Daily Mail’s findings the fanaticism of these Hindu suicide squads took a spine shuddering concept of ‘target reverse’ suicide attacks in early 2000s as witnessed in the reverse suicidal attacks against Hindu temples and government installations to blame Pakistan and Muslims. The attacks on Indian parliament in 2001, Godhra train fire in Gujarat and attack on Akshardham temple in Gujarat.
The Daily Mail’s investigations reveal that the Indian investigation agencies under instructions of the then National Security Adviser (NSA) N.K. Narayanan deliberately overlooked the known involvement of Indian Military Intelligence(MI) and ultra-right wing Hindu terrorist outfit ‘Abhinav Bharat’ (Dominant India) in a string of terrorist acts, including the Samjhota Express train blast (February 2007). The investigations had established Indian Military Intelligence and Hindutva terrorist role but the Indian government placed wraps over the facts as disclosure of this sinister nexus would have exposed its lie to the world.
These investigations indicate that witnesses had told the investigators that the RDX used in Samjhota blasts was supplied by MI officer, Lt. Col Purohit procured by him from the Army Ordinance Depot in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). The investigations further reveal that the sophisticated locking mechanism used by the Indian Army was employed for all these blasts. According to the official Indian sources, the Hindutva terror outfits were trained in making sophisticated Low Intensity Explosive Devices by the Army which are very lethal and effective but require less quantity of explosive material and same were used to trigger inferno in the Samjhota Express. The same batch of SIM cards used in numerous blasts by Abhinav Bharat pointed to the link up of MI and the Hindutva terrorist outfit. Narayanan who in his capacity as NSA was the overall Chief of IB, RAW and Joint Intelligence, simply hushed up this very issue and the most significant point of the high level investigations under his command.
The Daily Mail’s findings indicate that more than one-and-half year after Samjhota Express blasts, another low-intensity bomb with powerful impact exploded in the small town of Malegaon, Maharashtra, on 29 September 2008, leaving six dead and several injured. It was this blast that put Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS)’s slain Chief Hemant Karkare on the trail of self-styled God-woman called Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur belonging to Abhinav Bharat.
Pragya’s Calls data opens Pandora’s Box of Hindutava-Army links
Pragya’s interrogation and calls’ data from her cell phone opened a Pandora’s Box. Her close associate Shamlal Sahu, 42, a commerce graduate, was first to be arrested on charges of planting the bomb. Shivnarayan Kalangasara Singh, 36, a science graduate, was arrested for setting a timer device in the bomb. Another science graduate, Sameer Kulkarni, 32, was arrested for his role in procuring chemicals for the bomb. The second big catch after Pragya was Maj (retd) Ramesh Upadhyay, 64, a resident of Pune. He had worked in the Indian Army’s Military Intelligence (MI) and had imparted training to those who had assembled the bombs planted in Malegoen. He had also headed the BJP’s ex-servicemen’s cell in Mumbai. The biggest fish was however, netted by Karkare on November 5, 2008, merely days ahead of 26/11 Mumbai attack, the first ever serving army officer, Lt. Col Purohit, belonging to MI, was arrested for procuring the RDX used in the blast. Arrest of Purohit however, proved more than Karkare could handle for he was later assassinated by Hindutva terrorists under the cover of Mumbai attack on 26/11. Congress Party’s Senior Secretary General Digvijay Singh has proved beyond doubts by showing phone records that Karkare called him merely a few hours before being assassinated saying that he feared for his life as he was being threatened of dire consequences if he did not stop probe into the terrorist activities of MI and Saffron terrorist syndicates. Karkare requested assurance of security and safety for himself and his family requesting Digvijay to talk to the Congress high command. According to Digvijay his first reaction when he heard the news of Karkare’s assassination was “oh my God they (Saffron terrorists) have killed him”
Recovered Audio Tapes expose MI-Hindutva nexus
The Daily Mail’s findings reveal that Karkare hit a minefield with the arrest of another Saffron operative Swami Dayanand Pandey alias Shankar Acharya-Shukhakar Dwivedi, on 14 November 2008 that completely exposed the MI and Abhinav Bharat link. Swami Pandey had a habit of recording all his conversations with his co-conspirators on his laptop. The ATS retrieved three videos and 37 audiotapes. These proved to be an unprecedented source of information. On 21 November 2008, 5-days before 26/11 attack, Karkare questioned Pune’s RSS leader Shyam Apte, named in the tapes. By now RSS and Army were screaming calling Karakare’s line of investigations “blasphemous”.
The Audio tapes revealed a chilling landscape. Political bigwigs, RSS functionaries, Sangh Parivar activists, Hindutva terrorist outfits, as well as serving and retired Indian army officers all formed an integral part of the conspiracy. The tapes spilled vitriolic hate for Pakistan, Muslims and even Hindus who did not subscribe to their ultra right-wing communal vision. The Group had set up Abhinav Bharat with the intention of infiltrating and subverting every institution in the country, particularly the Armed Forces, bureaucracy, media, TV, films and civil society.
The Daily Mail’s investigations reveal that there are a total of ten serving and retired Indian army officers, whose names figure in these tapes. There are however, clear indications that the network has deep institutional roots in Indian army from top officers to the low levels of ordinary soldiers. At least four of the officers, named in the recordings have an MI background. Apart from Lt. Col Purohit and Maj Upadhyay, there are names of General JJ Singh -Purohit’s mentor in Maratha Regiment, Brig Mathur (full name not known, but he was apparently posted at Deolali Cantonment near Nashik); Col Hasmukh Patel. A JNU graduate, Patel was commissioned into the Infantry Jat Regiment and later detailed with the MI. He is a specialist in threat analysis, background checks, physical- electronic-aviation security, vigilance, investigations, disaster management, negotiation and loss prevention. The investigators are understood to have questioned him recently. Col Shailesh Raikar is a retired commandant, who belonged to the Maratha Regiment. According to the recordings, Raikar was commander of the Bhosla Military Academy in Nashik. He provided academy facilities to Purohit and other Abhinav Bharat members for weapons training. Others named in the tapes are Col. Aditya Bappaditya Dhar ; Maj. Nitin Joshi and Maj. Prayag Modak. No concrete action is yet to be initiated by the investigators against them. Apart from these men, there is a Brig. Lajpat Prajwal, posted on deputation with the Nepal Army. According to the tapes, Purohit and Brig Prajwal had trained together at Indian Military Academy (IMA) and that Purohit was in constant touch with him for logistic support.
The Daily Mail’s investigations indicate that it has also been revealed that Lt. Col Purohit speaks in the recordings of sending thousands to Israel and Nepal for terrorist training. According to one Maharashtra ATS official “most of what Purohit says on the tapes about sending people to Nepal and Israel for training wasn’t taken seriously, and deliberately overlooked” adding “the entire truth on Purohit is still not out.” These recorded conversations between Lt. Col Purohit, Maj Ramesh Upadhyay, Col Dhar, Swamy Dayanand Pandey, BL Sharma; a two-time BJP MP, and RP Singh; an endocrinologist at Apollo Hospital and President of the World Hindu Federation, reveal diabolic conspiracies and hair raising terrorist activities. The World Hindu Federation also has active offices in US and Europe and collects enormous amounts of funds from the Non Resident Indians (NRIs), using these to promote communal agenda and terrorist activities. The transcript also sheds light on the links between Nepal’s deposed King Gyanendra and Indian Military Intelligence. Gyandendra took over after grisly murder of his brother King Birendra, under mysterious circumstances. Most Nepalese think King Birendra was got assassinated by Gyanendra with the help of Indian agents.
Here is an excerpt on the conversation:
LT COL PUROHIT: Swamiji, we haven’t spoken about certain things, but two operations have been done by us. One of our own officers has visited Israel for training and meeting and there was a very positive response… We demanded four things from Israel — continuous and uninterrupted supply of arms and training, our office with a saffron flag in Tel Aviv, political asylum and support for our cause of a Hindu Nation in the UN. Israel has asked us to show something on the ground and have promised at least a supply of arms and political asylum… I have a state-wise population of Muslims in each state but we need more arms and ammunition including AK-47s. We couldn’t buy much earlier because we didn’t have funds, now we have plenty.
MAJ UPADHYAY: AK-47 is available at Cox Bazaar in Gorakhpur, we can buy more from open sources as military weapons and ammunition can draw suspicion…
LT. COL PUROHIT: The Israelis ask us to give them proof of our involvement. What more proof do they need? We have completed two successful operations (investigators believe that Purohit was referring here to Samjhota and Ajmer blasts).
MAJ UPADHYAY: Don’t forget, the Hyderabad blasts were also executed by our man.
Elsewhere in the tapes, Purohit elaborates on other sinister strategies the Abhinav Bharat group plans on adopting against Pakistan and Muslims — including shooting people under false identities to create mayhem.
“I know that the army and the BSF don’t complement each other’s action,” says Col.Purohit. “Nor there is any coordination between the BSF, CRPF and state police. So if I buy two army vehicles from the scrap and paint them with army colours and send them along with our people in army uniform into Meerut, they can just fire and come out of the situation easily. There is so much confusion in this country.”
Some more excerpts of Lt. Col Purohit’s conversation with his Abhinav Bharat protégés about the nation they dreamed of creating are as follows:
Col Dhar: “We must aim for militarization of the organization (Abhinav Bharat). Every member at all levels must have a basic knowledge of weapons. We have partially done it so far. We should indoctrinate them with our ideology. We should establish an academy for ideological indoctrination. At the end of the course, each member will be tested and only those who pass will be finally admitted to the organization. The level of testing is when he will be tried in ‘action’. Then our organization will propagate establishment of Ram Rajyah (mythological kingdom of Hindu God Ram) called Abhinav Bharat (Dominant India). There will be a uniform code of conduct irrespective of any caste. Reporting channels like those in the armed forces will be established. This will ensure the smooth flow of information and passing of orders. An Honour Court Committee will exist at all levels. This will ensure strict adherence to moral and ethical behaviour as decided by the core group by all the members based on our Vedas (Compilation of Hindu Preaching).” Purohit thus presented a completed recipe of a religious-fascist organization.
Plans of Military Takeover in India: An insightful transcript of conversations of Lt. Col Purohit and other army officers about military takeover of India have been revealed are on the tapes a portion of which is reproduced here:
Col Dhar: Did you see one of my messages?
LT. COL PUROHIT: Yes… About how this country should be taken over by the army?
COL DHAR: Yes, yes. I have written three lakh (3-hundred thousand) letters… I distributed three lakh letters among the jawans(soldiers)… It is not a political stunt… And I distributed 20,000 maps of Akhand Bharat (Greater India) among the jawans on a 26 January event (India’s Republic Day)… It is my humble attempt to sow the seeds (of rebellion).
PANDEY: What if this organization is banned?
APTE: We will give it an international aspect… and a covert name. We have to fight. See, if you aren’t a Hindu, you are my enemy. I will be unsafe if you are alive… Obviously, this was not just empty bragging.
Links with Maoists, North East Secessionist movements and custodial killings:
The recorded conversations also show common operations and linkup of MI with Maoists and separatist insurgencies in North East of India. Purohit goes on to talk of Khetomi Sema, a leader of the banned insurgent group, Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland.
Purohit says he had saved his life and Sema has issued a letter to all his generals to support Purohit’s cause.
“He has promised to give us seven years of logistic support,” Purohit tells Pandey. Purohit’s conversations further reveal that he had full backing of the Indian army machinery to serve Abhinav Bharat. He says he was in the process of indoctrinating like-minded army officers who could serve in Abhinav Bharat. He also admits to catching and killing two Maoists in cold blood in Delhi.
LT. COL PUROHIT: “A police officer helped me buy weapons in Assam. I kept one pistol with me and sent these weapons to Nepal. Our study is on… We will soon start action. We have got a list of top 5-6 Maoist financers. You know one Assam DIG had informed me about two Maoists who had arrived in Delhi to kill me. We caught them at the Vasant Kunj Civic Centre. We kept them in our secret place at Munirka through the night. You know we have encroached upon a property in Munirka that has sewer lid inside the house. We got the information out of them, then killed them and threw them in the gutter.”
Deep infiltration of Abhinav Bharat in Indian Armed Forces:
PUROHIT’S conversations also suggest an alarming shared mindset among sections of the army. He tells Pandey, “There was a captain and a major posted in Delhi. I managed to do my work with them over the phone. This work otherwise would have taken more than three months. It happened because I belong to Sangh and he was also from Sangh. I didn’t even know him. He was from UP and he did the work in one day. Tapping such people (with Sangh background) is important.”
PANDEY: I have to attend a programme organised by Deepak Rath, in Orissa on 17 February. This is his personal function.
LT. COL PUROHIT: Is it in Bhubaneshwar city? Let me know, I will arrange my Orissa military General Officer Commanding (GOC) to receive you…
The conversion betrays similar action taken by the Indian military intelligence when Purohit was posted in IOK. MI operatives and Abhinav Bharat members dressed in Army uniform, had slaughtered Sikh community members in Chattisinghpura, IOK, when the then US President Clinton was visiting India in 2001 and blamed it on LeT.
The fact that these conversations were not recorded under police custody or during interrogation is significant. An IB official based in Mumbai has raised a pertinent question that Lt. Col Purohit cannot smuggle RDX and weapons from IOK Army depot on his own nor can he alone sponsor sending men for military training to Nepal and Israel.” Surley a wider involvement of MI is apparent. This question has even more alarming implications when one recalls that in the narco reports of Nanded blasts accused, Himanshu Panse and Sanjay Bhaurao Chaudhury, in 2006, the men clearly stated of how Army’s Col Chitaley alias Mithun Chakrabarty had trained them to make the IEDs for the blasts at the Sinhagad Fort. It may be recalled that Col Chitaley was the Chief Instructor in the Suicide Bombing Training Squad set up by RSS under General Premnath Hoon.
A senior Maharastra ATS Official disclosed that after Lt. Col Purohit’s arrest, there was a lot of pressure on them to downplay the role of the army.
“We were told we couldn’t lower the morale of officers posted in sensitive positions. It could have a backlash. But with more cases involving military intelligence officials coming out, confirmed a dangerous trend,” Mumbai ATS investigation report says.
India’s MI is an important and lethal corps, even senior Army officers dread at its mere mention due to the arbitrary powers enjoyed by its personnel. As mentioned above, Indian MI especially focuses on destabilizing, conducting and sponsoring terrorist activities in Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Middle East. Many MI cadre officers (Lt. Col Purohit was one of them) do not wear uniforms and work in conjunction with the IB, BSF (‘G’ Force) and other intelligence agencies. MI officials work in field formations and report to their respective commanders. Nobody, except the commander, would know they are part of MI. Sources disclosed that Lt. Col Purohit had learned Arabic at the Army Education Corps Training Centre and College in Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh, in order to coordinate with Al-Qaeda and Arab-Afghans. The disclosures of Lt. Col Purohit have exposed the Indian Army’s terrorist and communal overtones.
The Daily Mail’s investigations further reveal that role of Indian MI and Hindutva terrorists behind the spate of terrorist acts including Samjhota Express blasts, became further clear when investigators arrested Swami Aseemanand, one of the plotters. A Gujarat resident Bharat Bhai had deposed before the court that during various meetings held at Swami Aseemanand’s Ashram (Hindu seminary) numerous terrorist attacks including Samjhota Express blasts were planned. After the Maharashtra ATS arrested Sadhvi Pragya in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blast, Aseemanand went absconding. He was finally arrested from Haridwar on 19 November 2010.
Swami Aseemanand’s spine chilling confession has reconfirmed and provided strong legal evidence of RSS Pracharaks (proselytizers)’ involvement in the blasts that took place at the Malegoen (Maharastra)in 2006 and 2008, Samjhota Express in 2007, Ajmer (Rajasthan) in 2007, Mecca Mosque (Hyderabad) in 2007 and Modasa (Gujarat) in 2008.
In his recorded statement Aseemanand exposed involvement of numerous Hindutva leaders, including himself, in planning and executing a string of terror attacks against Pakistanis and Muslims. The account rendered by Aseemanad corroborated with the evidence revealed by the Abhinav Bharat’s other arrested leaders Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Dayanand Pandey, Lt. Col Shrikant Purohit. The 37 audio tapes seized from Swami Pandey’s laptop that featured all these people discussing their terror activities also corroborate with Aseemanand’s confession.
More than 90 percent of the development of the nexus of evil developed and flourished when the Godmother of the nexus, the BJP was not in power. Today, the BJP is very much in power. Iy hold the government at New Delhi and at all important states of the country and the main players of the nexus are today part of this government. The players like Sanjive Tripathy, former RAW Chief, Ajit Kumar Doval, former IB Chief and VK Singh, former Army Chief and creator of Technical Support Divion (TDS), an unauthorized terrorist wing of the Indian army for terror operations inside Pakistan, are together under one roof, with no fear of any public or media exposure to this nexus. One can easily estimate that what could be the scale of the lethal activities of the nexus of evils towards regional countries and at what level this nexus will be flourishing and strengthening in coming few months.
The current situation at the LoC and long working boundary appears merely to be a trailer of a high voltage action-packed thriller movie.