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11-12-2010, 11:41 PM #1
Is the next Osama planning a bigger 26/11 in India?A report from the United States has termed Ilyas Kashmiri, the leader of a Pakistan-based terror group Harkat-ul-Jihad-Islami, as the next Osama bin Laden. Although the US has expressed concerns over Kashmiri for, Indian agencies say that he is a bigger threat to India.
Armed with the combating skills of the Al Qaeda's 313 brigade, a North Waziristan-based terrorist group, and the logistic and intelligence support of the HuJI, Kashmiri is turning out to be more dangerous to India than Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, alleged mastermind of the Mumbai terror attacks , or Lashkar-e-Tayiba founder Hafiz Saeed the IB said.
Kashmiri was a commander with the Pakistan Army , but turned rogue after he was asked to join the Jaish-e- Mohammed, which he strongly opposed. Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and Kashmiri had a brief fallout following which Kashmiri, who had joined Al Qaeda's 313 brigade decided to fight the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan.
However, over a period of time he cleared the air with the ISI and even trained gunmen, who carried out the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
Today, Kashmiri works in tandem with both the Al Qaeda and also Harkat-ul-Jihad-Islami. However, the problem for Indian agencies is not so much his association with the Al-Qaeda or its 313 brigade, but his sudden interest in India....being a human...