New Delhi: Pakistan is using its diplomatic missions, significantly in London to “fund and foment” anti-India hate campaigns.
The function of the Pakistan High Commission in London, primarily of a colonel rank officer of Pakistan Army posted as an advisor there, has come to gentle, a report of the Indian intelligence company reveals.
The colonel is assigned the duty of re-uniting splinter teams of pro-Khalistan Sikhs, working from Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and another nations of Europe.
At the behest of Pakistan’s spy company, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the colonel has been instrumental in funding Khalistan teams, together with Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) which has an workplace in London.
India’s premier anti-terror company NIA has discovered the ISI’s function in execution of a collection of drone operated arms dropping incidents inside Indian territory via a pro-Khalistan terror kingpin Gurmeet Singh Bagga.
Reports say that Bagga, based mostly in Germany’s Hamburg, has hyperlinks with Khalistani militants working from Britain and the US together with Gurpatwant Singh Pannu of SFJ.
The colonel, who works beneath a senior official of Pakistan Navy posted at High Commission, has been a key particular person in organising a number of anti-India protests on the Indian High Commission workplace in London.
ISI-backed Khalistani teams have attacked a number of Indians exterior the Indian High Commission workplace, close to Bush House in London in March 2019. Later it was discovered that SFJ organised the assault with assist of the Overseas Pakistani Welfare Council, backed by the ISI and the Pakistan High Commission.
Pannu and his shut aides have been frequent guests to the Pakistan High Commission, positioned at Lowndes Square.
As per Intelligence stories, a number of conferences of SFJ workplace bearers and the Colonel rank officer have been held at this workplace in previous one yr referring to anti-India marketing campaign “Referendum 2020” in a bid to garner assist of the Sikh diaspora in US, Canada and Europe. However, the ISI’s plot to rekindle the Khalistan motion has not been supported by Sikhs all over the world.
This isn’t for the primary time, that misuse of its diplomatic missions by Pakistan have come to fore. The ISI has been misusing diplomatic missions in Nepal, Bangladesh and some Middle East nations for pushing an anti-India agenda together with trafficking of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN).
Last yr, an enormous FICN racket was unearthed in Kathmandu, the place three Pakistan nationals, who’ve hyperlinks within the Pakistan Embassy in Nepal, have been arrested. In Bangladesh, the Pakistan High Commission’s Second Secretary, Farina Arshad was expelled after her hyperlinks with a terror outfit got here to gentle, a number of years in the past. Report says Arshad, working on behalf of ISI, was additionally concerned in sheltering smuggling gangs concerned in pushing FICN into India.
Sources within the Indian intelligence company mentioned that in wake of escalating Sino-Indian stress over border points, ISI has been professional-actively backing Khalistani teams to foment anti-India campaigns. The ISI has additionally arrange an workplace for SFJ in Karachi to facilitate its actions referring to Referendum 2020. The Indian authorities has banned SFJ for its anti-India hate marketing campaign and sheltering individuals concerned in terror assaults in India.