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Time to neutralise terror camps in Nepal: Intelligence
Kumar Singh/ New Delhi
Intelligence agencies have found
evidence of al-Qaeda's presence in Vangadhi, Krishna Nagar, Nepalganj
and Butkalganj towns of the Himalayan Kingdom.
In a report to
the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the agencies have warned about the
threat posed by al-Qaeda's training camp and said it was high time the
Government of India took certain drastic measures to neutralise these
The MHA sources said the Government top brass
reviewed the situation in the light of intelligence inputs that these
elements could try to foment trouble in Bihar's bordering districts.
camps run by the Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) have
highly indoctrinated youth who are being trained to target India'
ISI is providing logistic support and
officials of Pakistan's embassy at Kathmandu were reportedly sighted in
these camps. With King Gyanendra declaring elections in Nepal, there are
indications that al-Qaeda cadres could foment
trouble in Nepal and
India's bordering districts during elections.
"Faced with grave
internal crisis, Nepal provides the kind of environment that suits a
terrorist outfit like the al-Qaeda. After US forces destroyed al-Qaeda's
bases in Afghanistan and Pakistan, their handlers found Nepal could
provide al-Qaeda fighters a sanctuary," intelligence sources added.
have found that Afghan people might have reached Nepal seeking asylum
as the US forces began to comb the parts of Afghanistan for decimating
networks of al-Qaeda.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) came
handy for this as it ferreted scores of Pakistani nationals to Nepal.
Those disembarking at Tribhuvan International Airtport Kathmandu were,
in fact, Afghan national who entered Nepal in the cover of Pakistani
India's worry stems from the fact that apart from
al-Qaeda, other anti-India terrorist groups are working with the Maoists
of Nepal to create disturbances in India.
agencies have on many occasions provided clinching evidence about ISI's
involvement in India that how it was acting overtime to bleed India by
pushing in terrorist groups.
It had also smuggled lethal arms
and counterfeit currency into Indian territory. It is a known secret the
officials of Pakistan's embassy at Kathmandu have been found to be in
league with various terrorist groups and were providing logistics for
launching subversive strikes.
Security agencies are worried
over that if the security situation continues to deteriorate and the
Government is unable to impose effective control, strife-torn and
unstable Nepal could be exploited by al-Qaeda and other international
Now with agencies providing evidence of
al-Qaeda's presence in Nepal, a country in turmoil and with little state
presence in vast part of its territory could easily provide a haven for
anti-India forces, the sources added.
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